The Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival welcome the Year of the Dog. The seventh annual celebration was organized by CATS (Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra) to honor the early Chinese pioneers of the Sierra Foothills. “The Festival producers today are pleased to revitalize this tradition and honor the early inhabitants of the old Chinese Quarter,” says Jeannie Wood. The community parade begins at the Chinese Monument on Commercial Street (the old Chinese Quarter), led by Tilly, a Great Pyrenees dog and feature ceremonial Lion Dancers and a 72’ Chinese Dragon from Eastern Ways Martial Arts of Sacramento. The mini-parade entourage of community entries will come down Commercial Street. Participants scheduled include a Grass Valley Taiko, Ka Hale Hula O Pilialohaokalani O Hilo Grass Valley, Xiao Mao (Little CATS) Asian Culture Club, Molly Fisk, Falun Gong qigong and meditation demonstration, martial artists from Body Balance and Philip Easley, a hypnotist. Tom Taylor, CATS’ Technical Director for over ten years and the Nevada Theatre’s Manager, will be the Grand Marshal. The family friendly event is this Sunday, February 25th from 12-4, with activities after the parade in the Three Forks Bakery parking lot.
The Inn Town Campground is excited to continue our sponsorship of the event. If you haven’t visited the historic Chinese Cemetery at the campground, please note that visitors are welcome during office hours, just stop into the camp store and register.
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