The parade is a colorful celebration of Chinese culture.
Washington, D.C. celebrates the Chinese New Year with a parade in Chinatown featuring traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, Kung Fu demonstrations and live musical entertainment. Each year a parade is held in Chinatown in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
- Date and Time: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 2 – 4:30 p.m.
- Location: Chinatown – on H Street, NW, Washington, D.C. between 6th and 8th Streets. The parade winds around the adjoining streets. A good place to view the parade is along 7th St. The closest Metro station is Gallery Place/Chinatown. See a map.
- Driving Directions: From I-395 North: Take the 12th St exit, Merge onto 12th St SW, Turn right at Constitution Ave NW/US-1, Turn left at 6th St NW/US-1, Arrive in Chinatown. There is some street parking available in the area, but this is a busy part of town in the heart of the city and spaces fill up quickly. As many streets will be closed off for the parade, the best way to get to the area is to use public transportation.