Happy Year of the Pig! Go Metro to the Golden Dragon Parade this Saturday

Go Metro to one of L.A.’s oldest traditions at the 120th annual Golden Dragon Parade this Saturday, Feb. 9. The Chinatown Central Plaza celebration includes almost two dozen floats, marching bands, entertainers, delicious food and more. The parade travels along North Broadway starting at 1 p.m. and is free to attend.

The best way to get to the Golden Dragon Parade is to take the Gold Line to Chinatown Station, or walk over from Union Station. Metrolink is also running special service on the Orange County Line from Laguna Niguel to L.A. for the event. Be one of the first 100 attending OCTA’s Irvine Station celebration and receive a free roundtrip Metrolink ticket! Station festivities include a traditional lion dance, prizes, and refreshments.

Free Irvine Station Event
Saturday, Feb. 9
Celebration | 8 – 9 a.m.
First train to L.A. Union Station | 9:08 a.m.
FREE tickets to first 100 people
FREE lion dance
FREE refreshments!

You can also enter OCTA’s Metrolink contest here. Your Metrolink ticket is good for a free transfer to Metro.

If you’re not able to make to Chinatown this weekend, plan to visit the next! The 41st Annual L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run/Walk, PAW’er Dog Walk & Bike Ride will take place Feb. 16-17.  The celebration kicks off with a traditional lion dance and the lighting of 100,000 firecrackers. If you’re not walking, running or biking, enjoy the Firecracker Festival featuring free music, entertainment, dancing and more.

Register for the Firecracker run online and save $5 when you enter the promo code GOCHINATOWN. Registered participants who show their TAP card will receive free bag check-in service.

For both events, we recommend taking the Metro Gold Line to Chinatown Station as buses will be detouring in the area. To view all service changes and detours visit our Service Advisories page for more info.

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  1. Hello Metro Folks, I have spent 30 min. looking for information on where to catch the Metro from Ventura to the Golden Dragon Parade this Saturday, Feb. 9, and there is no information….only from Orange County 🙁