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2018 is the year of the dog. (Chinatown Revitalization Inc.)

Downtown Fresno to celebrate Chinese New Year in March

Chinatown Revitalization Inc. has planned its 18th annual Chinese New Year Parade and Festival for Saturday, March 3, in Downtown Fresno.

The festival will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog and will feature lion dance performance teams, parade floats, activities for kids, community outreach information, food and vendors.

The Gumyo Taiko drummers will also perform.

Festivities are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on F Street between Kern and Tulare streets. The parade will start at noon from Mariposa and F streets. It will continue down F Street, turn right onto Kern Street and end on E Street.

Early registration to be in the parade or operate as a vendor ends Feb. 1, and regular registration ends Feb. 16. Contact fresnochinatown@gmail.com for an application.