Dragon Dance Parade

A Treasured Cultural Tradition

The Lunar New Year Dragon Dance Parade and Celebration is organized in collaboration with the Oregon Historical Society and numerous community partners. The festivities include lion dancers, drummers, and a 150-foot dragon to lead the parade from the Portland Chinatown Museum, through the China Gate and downtown Portland on SW Third Avenue, and up to the Oregon Historical Society for a joyous conclusion.

This beloved community gathering has been made possible in part to the generous support of past and present sponsors, including:

Presenting Sponsor: Wells Fargo Bank
Community Sponsors: The Oregon Historical Society, City of Portland’s Event Action Table Grant, Susan Matlack Jones & Associates, University of Oregon, Prosper Portland, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Chinese American Citizen’s Alliance, Japanese American Museum of Oregon, Huber’s Restaurant, Portland Lee’s Association, Oregon Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Innovative Housing, The Barrel Room, Darcelle’s, DAO Architecture, Rebecca Liu, Northwest China Council, The Old Town Community Association, The Society Hotel, Northwest Chinese Council, Chinese Scientists, Engineers, and Professionals Association (CSEPA), Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.
Media Sponsor: KBOO Community Radio.

2024 is the Year of the Dragon

On Saturday, February 17, PCM will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary and our 8th year of bringing Portland together with our annual Lunar New Year Dragon Dance Parade. Click HERE to learn more!

NEW! Lion and Dragon Dance Academy Workshops

Registration is now open for PCM’s Lion and Dragon Dance Academy, a new workshop series highlighting the cultural legacy and art of Lion and Dragon Dancing. Click HERE to view our upcoming events page to learn more and sign up. 

Visit Past Celebrations

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2023 Year of the Rabbit (7 Images)

2022 Year of the Tiger (12 Images)

2021 Year of the Ox

2020 Year of the Rat (12 Images)

2019 Year of the Pig (12 Images)

2018 Year of the Dog (4 images)

2017 Year of the Rooster (14 Images)

2016 Year of the Monkey (3 images)