The Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade that honors the early Chinese pioneers of the Sierra will welcome in the Year of the Dog on Sunday, Feb. 25.
The community parade begins at noon at the Chinese Monument at the entrance to the parking lot on Commercial Street, the site of the old Chinese Quarter. It will be led by ceremonial Lion Dancers and a 72-foot Chinese Dragon from Eastern Ways Martial Arts of Sacramento.
The mini-parade of community entries will make its way down Commercial Street and end at the Three Forks parking lot, where Lion and dragon dancers will spearhead an afternoon of Asian culture and entertainment.
Food will be available for sale by Kaliko’s Hawaiian Kitchen and home-made desserts by Xiao Mao (Little CATS Culture Club). Exhibitors will populate the parking lot and lower Commercial Street. The Firehouse Museum on Main Street, which houses relics from the Chinese in the Foothills and the Sierra, will be open to the public especially for this occasion.
The festival and parade will be celebrating its seventh anniversary. The Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, or CATS, is seeking parade entries, entertainers, vendors, sponsors and volunteers. For more information, email
Jeannie Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.