Local Chinese New Year event calendar 

In the following weeks, millions of people in the United States and around the world will celebrate Chinese New Year. San Franciscans will be treated to many colorful events, from the Miss Chinatown U.S.A. pageant at the Palace of Fine Arts (Feb. 24) to the Events to the forever popular Chinese New Year parade through the streets of Chinatown and North Beach (March 3). The celebrations have already begun and will continue through March 4.  

Get the latest news, features, and event calendars for the Year of the Boar at our special San Francisco Chinese New Year page.

Through March 4

Every day

  • Chinese New Year Carnival, daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Walter U. Lum Place.


  • Chinese New Year Day

Feb. 24

  • Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Pageant, 7:30 p.m. at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. Cost: $25 to $50; call (415) 397-8988, (415) 392-0203 or (415) 753-3388.
  • San Francisco Symphony Chinese New Year Concert, 3 p.m. at the Davies Symphony Hall. Cost: $18 to $60; call (415) 864-6000.

Feb. 25

  • Chinatown YMCA’s Chinese New Year Run for the Kids, 8 a.m. at the Chinatown YMCA. Cost: $35 to $38; call (415) 576-9622.

March 2

  •  Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Coronation Ball, 6 p.m. at the Hilton San Francisco and Towers. $120; call (415) 982-3000.

 March 3

  • Chinese New Year Parade, 5:30 to 8 p.m., from Market and Second streets to Kearny and Jackson streets. Free, or $30 for bleacher seats; call (415) 982-3071.

(AP Photo)

March 3-4

  • Chinese Community Street Fair, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 3 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 4. Grant Avenue from California to Broadway streets, Pacific Avenue from Kearny to Stockton streets, and Washington and Jackson streets from Kearny to Stockton. Free. Dance, music and Chinese arts will be a part of the fair.

Don't forget to check out our special San Francisco Chinese New Year page. 

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