Sunday, February 21, 2016
The Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade welcomes the Year of the Monkey, on Sunday, February 21, 2016, in Nevada City. Chinese New Year Festivals are rare in rural communities, and we are proud to present this fifth annual celebration, honoring the early Chinese pioneers of the Sierra Foothills. The community parade begins at 12:00 noon at the Chinese Monument on Commercial Street (the old Chinese Quarter), led by ceremonial Lion Dancers and a 72’ Chinese Dragon from Eastern Ways Martial Arts of Sacramento. The mini-parade entourage of community entries will make its way down Commercial Street and end at the Robinson Plaza where the Lion Dancers and Dragon will spearhead an afternoon of Asian culture and entertainment.
Food would be available for sale on Union Street by Pho King Good, and exhibitors will line Union Street.
Participants include a Rickshaw pulled by Richard Yue of the Auburn Joss House, Grass Valley Taiko, Ka Hale Hula O Pilialohaokalani O Hilo Grass Valley, Xiao Mao (Little CATS) Asian Culture Club, Chinese Classical Dancer Lily Zhu, martial artists from Body Balance, world music by Michael Martino and World Beatnix, and more!
The Festival is seeking volunteers to help set up, strike, patrol the parade and clean up. It is also seeking sponsors. Please partner with us in bringing this cultural family-friendly celebration once again to the community. Please contact Jeannie Wood at email@example.com or at 530-265-2990 for sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.