Each year, over 220,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the vibrant colors and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community.
Dates: April 13-14, 2019 | 11 am to 6 pm and April 20-21, 2019 | 11 am to 6 pm
Location: Japantown (Post and Buchanan Streets), San Francisco
The Grand Parade will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 1 pm, beginning at Civic Center, proceeding up Polk to Post Street and ending in Japantown at Post and Fillmore streets.
A number of performers from Japan will also grace us with their presence. Japanese classical (Buyo) and folk dance (Minyo) groups representing the Bay Area will perform throughout the parade route like a myriad of floating butterflies.
Every year Macy’s welcomes Spring with the annual Flower Show—a magnificent themed floral extravaganza that takes place in three flagship stores across the country. This spring, Macy’s Herald Square in New York City, Macy’s State Street in Chicago and Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco celebrate a more than 70-year floral tradition with Journey to Paradisios, Operation: Inspiration, an otherworldly realm of glorious blossoms, lush plant life and amazing flora where visitors experience what could exist in the great beyond.
For more than 70 years, Macy’s Flower Show has delighted generations of floral aficionados with over-the-top presentations of lavish gardens that showcase millions of live flowers, plants, and trees from around the globe. Native to many different landscapes, Macy’s Flower Show offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy these florals blooming in unison, despite their distinct climatic DNA.
Taking root in unexpected settings, such as store countertops, windows and specially designed architecture, including grand bridges, columns, and topiaries, Macy’s Flower Show is staged in distinct fashion at each of the three locations. The show is free to the public and open during regular show hours.
The 2019 Flower Show, Journey to Paradisios, is a space-inspired floral fantasy featuring marvelous celestial blooms. Transporting fans into a multi-dimensional world of space, adventure and discovery through flowers and eccentrically landscaped gardens, Journey to Paradisios celebrates the wonder and mystery of the cosmos.
This year Macy’s Flower Show will take spectators on an incredible extra-terrestrial journey filled with wondrous sights, dazzling discoveries and unexpected experiences as we invite them to explore Paradisios. More than 1 million spectators in three cities nationwide will have the opportunity to experience this immersive floral world and be the first humans to set foot on this majestic planet.
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2019 Chinese New Year Community Street Fair
– Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 10 am to 4:30 pm
– Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 9 am to 5 pm
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Chinatown. The Chinatown Community Street Fair takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Parade. At the fair, experience Chinese cultural arts such as Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and much more at the entertainment stage on Washington St. below Grant Ave.
Make sure to get a family photo with the giant puppets, dragon and other memorable artifacts from the parade. Over 120 booths and concessions make this a shopper’s paradise.
Traditional and modern entertainment will be performed on the main stage both days. Enjoy colorful folk dance from throughout Asia, acrobats, lion dancing, and magic demonstrations.