DC Chinese Lunar New Year Parade

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2024 at 1:45pm (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). In the lunar calendar, it will be the year 4722! 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 1:45pm

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.

CCBA have been hosting the annual parade for over 65 years. Here is a short documentary about our history.

Parade Participants include the following:

DC Police Cruisers and Motorcycles

DC Police Honor Guards 華府警察儀仗隊

US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps 美國陸軍老衛鼓隊

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Assoc Banner & VIPs 美京中華會館貴賓

Chinese Senior Citizen Association of Washington, DC 華人耆英會

CCBA Members & Delegation 美京中華會館成員及代表團

MOAPIA team 華府市長辦公室幕僚及家屬

DowntownDC BID Team

DC Police Academy 華府警察學院

DC Councilmember at Large Anita Bond

Anacostia Coordinating Council Phillip Pannell Team

Make All Votes Count Team 所有選票都計算隊

Horse Carriage with Miss Asian Princesses 華埠小姐與馬車

Chinese Youth Club Lion Dance Troupe 美京青年社獅隊

Global Federation of Chinese Businesswomen of Baltimore 世華工商婦企

Huang Pu Alumni Association 黃埔同學會

The 12 Zodiac Animals

Three Princes  電音三太子

Taiwan Benevolent Association 台聯會

KMT Washington Chapter 國民黨美京分部


TECRO Military Delegation 軍事代表團

TECRO Chinese Language School Drummers 代表處中文學校小鼓隊

TECRO Formosa Assoc. of Student Cultural Ambassadors 青年代表團

On Leong Association Lion Dance Team 美京安良醒獅隊

Yee Fung Toy Lion Dance Troupe 余風采堂醒獅隊

Chinese Freemason 美京洪門醒獅隊

Hip Sing Association 美京協勝公會

Eng Family Association

US Military Academy West Point Cadets 美國西點軍校學員

D.C. Public Library 華府公共圖書館

Ballou Majestic Marching Knights High School Band

US Naval Academy Midshipmen 美國海軍大學

US Chinese American Veterans 美國華裔退伍軍人

Moy’s Family Association  梅氏宗親會

American Legion  美國軍團(可能敞蓬車)

MGM Casino  美高梅賭場

The Girls Scout of America 美國女童子軍

CCACC Dragon Troupe 美京華人活動中心龍隊

Northern Virginia Experimental Chinese School 北維州實驗中文學校

Washington Metropolitan Assoc. of Chinese Schools 華府中文學校聯誼會

Chinese Network Sourced Teacher Association (NESTA)

DC Different Drummers Marching Band 華府特別鼓樂隊

National Council of Chinese Language School Washington 中文學校理事會

Wong’s People Lion Dance Troupe  黃氏舞獅隊

Chinese American Museum of DC 美國華裔博物館

Smithsonian Institution


Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School 育英學校

Shaolin Temple Kung Fu School 少林功夫學校

Excel Academy All Girls Drum Line & Empowerment Enterprise 2  女子鼓樂隊

DC Dragonboat Club  華府龍舟會

Jow Ga Shaolin Institute Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe 周家舞龍舞獅隊

US Air Force (Van) 美國空軍

Tinkus Bolivian USA Dance Team 

 Alma’s Shriners Clowns & Motorcade  聖地教徒小丑汽車隊

DC Fire & EMS Department 華府消防及緊急醫療隊



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 Dragon!

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.