The 120th annual Golden Dragon Parade is happening in downtown L.A.’s Chinatown neighborhood this Saturday, and with the celebrations come some street closures.
The procession of floats, marching bands, officials and various cultural groups kicks off at 1 p.m. at Hill and Temple streets before heading to Bernard Street and Broadway, where most of the festivities were scheduled to take place. The parade will conclude on Broadway and Temple around 3:30 p.m.
The Los Angeles tradition, which celebrates the Lunar New Year, draws thousands of people annually, according to parade organizers.
Officials planned to start blocking streets in the area beginning at 10 a.m. Roads reopened at 5 p.m.
See the following map for the closures:
RAIN OR SHINE! We will be there! Will you be attending today?The 120th Golden Dragon Parade In @LAFDcentral #Chinatown #DTLA
10:00 AM — Street Closure starts
1:00 PM — Parade Starts
3:30 PM — Parade Ends #GoldenDragon2019 @LAFDtalk @LAFDChief @LAFDCOS pic.twitter.com/iffOE0SLHn
— LAFDBANDWAGON (@LAFDBANDWAGON) February 9, 2019
— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) February 8, 2019
The Chinese community has been a part of @CountyofLA since it was founded. It’s culture/ tradition has enriched us all. TY @CCC_LA for the honor of being this year’s Golden Dragon Parade Grand Marshal for #LunarNewYear. It was a pleasure to celebrate with the people who attended. pic.twitter.com/e3Nynlff4Y
— Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) February 10, 2019
— CHP Central LA (@CHPCentralLA) February 10, 2019