2024 Chinese New Year: See gallery of colorful, lively floats from SF parade

Firework show closing out 2024 Chinese New Year parade in San Francisco

San Francisco hosts the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia every year, and 2024, the Year of the Dragon, is no different. 

Interestingly, the dragon is the only mythical creature listed in the Chinese Zodiac.

Starting at 6 p.m. and parading through downtown San Francisco, thousands flock to see the iconic colors, decorations, and floats. 

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San Francisco Chinese New Year 2024

This year's grand marshal is actress and comedienne Nora Lum, professionally known as Awkwafina.

But for those who can't make their way to San Francisco, no worries. KTVU has you covered!

Browse below to see all the exuberant displays and performances from the parade.

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San Francisco Chinese New Year parade 2024

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San Francisco CNY 2024 parade

And for some behind-the-scenes pictures:

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2024's Chinese New Year parade hosts Claudine Wong and Mike Mibach.

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Chinese New Year parade San Francisco