San Francisco Celebrates

Lunar New Year2022

Year of the Tiger

Lunar New Year 2022

Celebration Guide

Lunar New Year starts on February 12, 2021 and we are ready to celebrate the Year of the Ox.

The Lunar New Year is not only observed in the Chinese community but is also celebrated across several Asian Pacific communities.  To help you and your family celebrate safely at home as well as around San Francisco, please see the Celebration Guide below compiled by the APA Heritage Foundation.

Special Virtual Programs

San Francisco Lunar New Year Celebration 2021

Feb 12: APA Heritage Foundation hosts a virtual Lunar New Year Celebration with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor London Breed.

Joint Celebration of Black History Month and Lunar New Year

Feb 18: Bridging Communities Through Art & Culture, a citywide Stand Together SF virtual event celebrating Black History Month and Lunar New Year with a panel conversation on cross-cultural engagement and spirited cultural performances!

Activities

Chinese New Year Parade

Chinese New Year Parade

Over 100 units will participate in the SF Chinese New Year Parade. A San Francisco tradition since just after the Gold Rush, the parade continues to delight and entertain the many hundreds of thousands of people who come to watch it on the street. The SF Chinese New Year Parade will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022.

Celebrate Lunar New Year

Museum From Home

The Asian Art Museum invites you to celebrate the Lunar New Year at home.  From performance videos and  exhibits to art making activities, there is something for the entire family to enjoy.  Visit the Asian Art Museum website at www.asianart.org.

Calendar

Feb 10

Feb 10

Chinese New Year Celebration: SF Neon Chinatown Tour Part 1

6:40 PM - 8:50 PM
Chinese Historical Society of America:
This is a special presentation of the neon lights of San Francisco’s Chinatown, featuring legacy neighborhood businesses with neon signs that have become neighborhood landmarks.

Feb 12

Feb 12

Newly Renovated Willie Woo Woo Wong Playground and Clubhouse Opening!

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Community Youth Center of San Francisco:
After 3 years of renovation, the Willie Woo Woo Wong Playground and Clubhouse will be open on February 12, 2021. There will be lion dancing and a short program starting at 10am.

Feb 13

Feb 13

American Chinese Restaurants

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chinese Historical Society of America:
Join this webinar to learn about small Chinese family businesses, historical racism, architecture, and growing up in an American Chinese restaurant.

Feb 14

Feb 14

San Francisco Day of Action: Love Our People, Heal Our Communities

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Polk Street in front of City Hall
Multiracial, interfaith healing event to condemn the violence against our Asian elders, women and young people and call for investment in long-term, community-centered solutions. This event is hosted by Coalition for Community Safety and Justice in San Francisco.

Feb 17

Feb 17

SF Neon Chinatown Tour Part 2

6:40 PM - 8:50 PM
Chinese Historical Society of America:
This is the second part of a presentation about the neon lights of San Francisco’s Chinatown, featuring legacy neighborhood businesses with neon signs that have become neighborhood landmarks.

Feb 18

Feb 18

Chinese New Year Children’s Program: Year of the Ox

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chinese Historical Society of America:
Join CHSA and author Oliver Chin for a reading of The Year of the Ox: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac.

Feb 19

Feb 19

11th Annual Bayview Black History Month and Lunar New Year VIRTUAL celebration

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Community Youth Center of SF (CYC) collaborating with the Bayview YMCA and CCDC to put together this incredible cross-cultural event where we can celebrate together with cultural performances The event will be live on Facebook and YouTube on 2/19 at 3 PM, remember to save the date!

Feb 19

Feb 19

Stand Together: District 4 Community Roundtable

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In celebration of Black History Month and Lunar New Year, Supervisor Mar is hosting a roundtable with leaders in our Black and Asian American communities. Let’s come together to reflect on the struggles and gains from the Civil Rights Movement and immigration reform of the 60s to the ongoing fight for social, economic, housing justice and access, most keenly felt in our marginalized communities.

Feb 19

Feb 19

Chinese New Year Parade Special Broadcast

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SF Chinese Chamber of Commerce and our broadcast partners, KTVU Fox 2 and KTSF 26, have been working hard to reimagine a way to ring in 2021, the Year of the Ox. The Parade Special will be upbeat and exciting. We invite you to tune in to bring the spirit of the Ox into your home.

Greetings from San Francisco Leaders

Connie Chan, District 1 Supervisor

Aaron Peskin, District 3 Supervisor

Gordon Mar, District 4 Supervisor

Shamann Walton, District 10 Supervisor

Paul Miyamoto, Sheriff

Joaquín Torres , Assessor-Recorder

APA Heritage Foundation

The APA Heritage Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting appreciation of the diverse Asian Pacific American cultures as well as to providing a forum for community collaborations.

The annual San Francisco celebration of APA heritage month is coordinated by community representatives who volunteer on the APA Heritage Celebration Committee.

2021 Sponsors and Partners

Your support of the APA Heritage Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, makes this celebration possible. For 2021 APA Heritage Month sponsorship information, please contact Claudine Cheng at info@apasf.org.

Heritage Champions – Presenting Sponsors

Heritage Patrons

Heritage Partners

Facebook

Heritage Friends

Business Supporters

Community Sponsors

  • Asian American Donors Program
  • Asian Firefighters Association
  • Asian Peace Officers Association
  • Chinatown Merchants Association
  • Chinese American Citizens Alliance San Francisco Lodge
  • Center for Asian American Media
  • Coalition of Asian American Government Employees
  • Hep B Free – San Francisco Bay Area
  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
  • Nihonmachi Street Fair, Inc.
  • OCA San Francisco Bay Chapter
  • Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition (PAAWBAC)
  • San Francisco Community Health Center
  • San Francisco – Bangalore Sister City Committee
  • San Francisco – Ho Chi Minh Sister City Committee
  • San Francisco – Manila Sister City Committee
  • San Francisco – Osaka Sister City Association
  • San Francisco – Seoul Sister City Committee
  • San Francisco – Taipei Sister City Committee
  • Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center

Media Sponsors

City and County of San Francisco

Official Celebration

This is the official celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month for the City and County of San Francisco.