In celebrating over one hundred years of tradition, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles presents the Annual Golden Dragon Parade. With over thousands and thousands of individuals lining the parade route and thousands viewing the telecast each year, this colorful celebration along North Broadway in Chinatown has become the premiere cultural event in the Southern California Asian-American Community and the second largesst parade in Los Angeles.
Since the mid-1980’s, the Golden Dragon Parade has expanded to
include almost two dozen floats, multiple marching bands, government
officials, various dignitaries, entertainers, local business leaders
and cultural groups. The parade’s theme emphasizes ethnic diversity,
Chinese Culture and exposure to Chinese-American businesses. The
parade continues to be a rich and diverse experience for Angelenos
of all ages and ethnicities.
The day of the Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday of
the year for nearly 1.5 million persons of Chinese, Korean, and
Vietnamese descent in Southern California. It is celebrated with
colorful festivals, parades, and most importantly, large family
gatherings. It is also a time when ancestors are fondly
remembered and families give thanks for their blessings. Red
packets of money (“Lai See” or “Hung Bao”) and firecrackers add
fun and excitement to the Chinese New Year celebration.
The parade for 2017 will take place on Saturday, February 4 at noon.
We invite you to be a part of this important annual celebration - as a spectator,
participant or sponsor. As a spectator, you can watch the parade from the street
or gather with 50 or so people and watch from the porches of the CHSSC headquarters
located on 411 and 415 Bernard Street. As a participant, you will be among 200 or
more CHSSC members and anyone who wants to join in, marching on Broadway, proudly
holding up an American flag or the CHSSC banner. Come and join the fun!
For more information, please contact us by phone (323) 222-0856, or email