Special Event     

Lunar New Year Parade and Celebration

Free and open to the public
Saturday, February 9, 2019
11:30AM – 3:30PM

  • Free
  • Family-friendly

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205
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Event Type: Special EventAudience(s): Family-friendlyLocation: Portland

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the Portland Chinatown Museum and the Oregon Historical Society present the fourth annual Lunar New Year Parade from Chinatown to the Oregon Historical Society. Visit the Portland Chinatown Museum for free starting at 9am. Then, join us in front of the museum at the start of the parade route for fireworks and lion dances, and follow the parade featuring a 100-foot dragon and lions through downtown Portland to its conclusion at the Oregon Historical Society. Performances to follow at the Oregon Historical Society.

Volunteers shifts available! If interested, email ally.huffman@ohs.org.

Schedule of Events

11:30am Parade begins at the Portland Chinatown Musuem
1:00pm Opening remarks at the Oregon Historical Society & Singing of the National Anthem by Kylie Kamikawa
1:30pm – 2:00pmPerformance by International Lion Dance
2:00pm – 2:30pmPerformance by Chinese Friendship Association of Portland Fitness Dance Team
2:30pm – 3:00pmPerformance by Lee's Family Association Lion Dance Team
3:00pm – 3:30pmPerformer TBA
Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible

In Case of Rain

Because the Dragon cannot get wet, in the event of rain there will be a shortened parade in Chinatown at 11:30am with lion dance performances. The parade route on SW streets to the Oregon Historical Society will be cancelled. Instead, the program and performances will commence in our pavilion at approximately 1:00pm.

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