DC Chinese Lunar New Year Parade

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2024 at 2:00pm (Rain or Shine)


The 2024 Annual Chinese Lunar New Year parade is organized by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Washington, DC (CCBA) in partnership with the DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA). The streets of DC Chinatown will fill will revelers and spectators as we celebrate the Year of the Dragon. We will host a dynamic community-based parade that will include a range of cultural and community performers. The finale will feature a firecracker show in the middle of H Street. Come early for a bite to eat at one of the many local eateries and restaurants and then grab your curb-side vantage point to witness the colorful pageantry to come!

We advise that it is best to take the METRO to Gallery Place and avoid the transportation hassle.

SAVE THE DATE:  Sunday, February 11th, 2024 at 2pm

The Year of the Dragon! 

People born in the Year of the Dragon are charismatic, intelligent, confident, powerful and they are naturally lucky and gifted. In everything that they do, they tend to do it to the best of their ability with high standards and are destined for good fortune and greatness.

Years of the Dragon include 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2024.



Parade Participants include the following:

DC Police Cruisers

CCBA Banner & VIP’s

Mayor Muriel Bowser, staff, and Families

CCBA Delegation and Families

Chinese Senior Citizen Association

Chinese Youth Club Lion Dance Troupe

Horse Carriage with Miss Chinatown and Asian Princesses

The Three Princes

TECRO Staff and Families

TECRO Chinese Language School

Chinese Traditional Costume Team

MGM Casino

Washington Wizards Dance Team

DC Council Member Anita Bond Team

DC Senator Paul Strauss Team

Excel Academy All Girls Drum Line Band

The Girls Scout of America

Taiwan Benevolent Association


Northern Virginia Experimental Chinese School

Wei Hua Chinese School

Wong’s People Lion Dance Troupe

D.C. Chinese Internet Teachers Association

National Council of Chinese Language School


Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School

Ballou High School Marching Band

MGM Casino

U.S. Naval Academy

Chinese American Veterans of DMW

American Legion 

Moy’s Family Association

Huang Pu Alumni Association

Shaolin Temple Kung Fu School

Chinese American Museum


Kennedy Center Social Impact

Jow Ga Lion Dance/Dragon Dance Troupe

Alma’s Shriners Clowns & Motorcade

DC Fire Station #2


Our Event Sponsors

CCBA want to acknowledge and thank the following organizations for their support of the Annual Chinese New Year Parade in Washington, DC Chinatown. With the tremendous support of the greater Chinatown community, including these major sponsors, this parade highlights our vibrant Chinese American culture.

Parade Day Details

What To Wear

Join in on the celebration! Wear the color red to ward off evil spirits and bring in good fortune.

To celebrate the Year of the Rabbit, wear your best rabbit accessory!

How To Get There

Skip the hassle! Take METRO to Gallery Place/Chinatown.

– If you are coming in on the Red Line from Silver Spring/Wheaton…exit at Judiciary Square and walk the two extra blocks.
– If you are coming in on the Red Line from Shady Grove/Bethesda…take the Bus Shuttle from DuPont Circle to Gallery Place
– Green and Yellow Lines will still stop at Gallery Place/Chinatown.

See the parade route to find the perfect spot for the parade.

Where To Eat

Enjoy the food! Chinatown has an abundance of restaurants—Chinese and other cuisines.

Get here early for lunch or stay after the parade for dinner.