Chinese New Year Festival

COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE OF THE SIERRA presents the Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade on Sunday, February 10, from noon-4 p.m., to welcome the Year of the Pig.

Chinese New Year Festivals are rare in rural communities, and CATS presents this eighth annual celebration, honoring the Chinese pioneers of the Sierra Foothills.

The parade begins at noon from the Chinese Monument, located at the entrance to the parking lot on Commercial Street, the site of the old Chinese Quarter.

Chinese ceremonial Lion Dancers and a 72-foot Chinese Dragon from Eastern Ways Martial Arts of Sacramento will prance down Commercial Street, with Grass Valley Taiko Drummers, school children, and others.

The parade will end at the Three Forks Bakery & Brewery Co. parking lot, where the Lion Dancers and Dragon dancers will lead an afternoon of Asian culture and entertainment. Food is available for sale by Kaliko’s Hawaiian Kitchen, along with homemade desserts by Xiao Mao (Little CATS Culture Club).

(Photo: David Wong)

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