February 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Downtown Nevada City
Nevada City
CA 95959
Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (“CATS”)
(530) 273-6362

The Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade welcomes the Year of the Dog, on Sunday, February 25, 2018.  Chinese New Year Festivals are rare in rural communities, and we are proud to present this seventh annual family-friendly celebration, honoring the early Chinese pioneers of the Sierra Foothills.  The community parade begins at 12:00 noon at the Chinese Monument, located at the entrance to the parking lot on Commercial Street, the site of the old Chinese Quarter.  The Parade will feature ceremonial Lion Dancers and a 72’ 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 the Lion Dancers and Dragon dancers will spearhead an afternoon of Asian culture and entertainment.  Food would 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.  Tom Taylor, CATS’ Technical Director for over ten years and Nevada Theatre’s Manager, will be the Grand Marshal.

CAT is seeking parade entries, entertainers, vendors, sponsors, and volunteers.  Contact Jeannie Wood at [email protected].