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Chinese New Year Parade & Festival: February 24, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30pm

This page was updated on Tuesday, February 13 with new reroute information for the F, 9, 30 and 45. This page was updated on Tuesday, February 20 with new reroute information for the 1, 5 and 38/38R.

The Annual Chinese New Year Parade & Festival will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Parade formation will begin around 3 p.m. along Main, Market and 2nd streets. The Parade will begin at 5:15 p.m. and will go along Geary, around Union Square on to Post, then along Kearny to Pacific. Muni will reroute buses that serve or cross Market Street. Read below for more information which routes will be impacted, when they will be impacted and where to board during the reroute.

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Getting to the Parade

The easiest way to get to Parade is via the Market Street Subway at Montgomery Station, near the beginning of the parade. Powell Station is also nearby, just a few blocks from where the Parade goes around Union Square.

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Muni Impact Summary

Many Muni routes will reroute or switchback--changing from inbound to outbound--before they reach Downtown. Most Market Street routes will operate on Mission Street instead. Routes that cross Market Street will be rerouted around the event areas. Reroutes start at different times, but all service will return to normal once the Parade clears the streets.

Summary of Muni Impacts by Route
Route Start Temporary Service Change
F Market & Wharves 12:30 p.m. Streetcar service will only be on The Embarcadero. Market Street service will be operated by a bus.
Reroute onto Mission between The Embarcadero and 3rd Street.
California Cable Car 3 p.m. The Cable Car will be operated by a bus.
Reroute will be along Powell, Broadway and Battery (to Embarcadero) or along Sansome, Broadway and Stockton (to Van Ness). 
Powell/Hyde Cable Car 3 p.m. Switchback will begin at Powell Street.
Powell/Mason Cable Car 3 p.m. Switchback will begin at Powell Street.
1 California 3 p.m. Reroute will be along Stockton, Broadway and Sansome.
2 Sutter/Clement 3 p.m. Switchback will begin at Taylor. The stops nearest to Downtown are Post & Jones and Sutter & Taylor. Use the 8/30/45 on Mason to go Downtown.
3 Jackson 12 noon Switchback will begin at Larkin. The stops nearest to Downtown are Post & Polk and Sutter & Larkin. Use the 38/38R on O'Farrell to go Downtown.
5 Fulton 10 a.m. Reroute onto Mission between 4th Street and Beale.
6 Haight/Parnassus 3 p.m. Reroute onto Mission between 4th Street and Steuart.
7 Haight/Noriega

3 p.m.

Reroute onto Mission between 4th Street and Beale.
8 Bayshore 3 p.m. Reroute onto Mission, The Embarcadero and Broadway (to Fisherman's Wharf). Regular route in the southbound direction (to City College).
9 San Bruno 3 p.m. Reroute onto Mission between 4th Street and Steuart.
10 Townsend 3 p.m. Reroute onto Mission, The Embarcadero and Broadway.
12 Folsom/Pacific 3 p.m. Reroute onto Mission, The Embarcadero and Broadway.
14 Mission 3 p.m. Temporary terminal will be on Steuart between Mission and Market.
14R Mission Rapid 10 a.m. Temporary terminal will be on Steuart between Mission and Market.
21 Hayes 3 p.m. Reroute onto Mission between 4th Street and Steuart.
25 Treasure Island 10 a.m. Temporary terminal will be on Beale between Howard and Folsom.
30 Stockton 3 p.m. Reroute onto Market, Turk, Taylor, Bush, Grant and Sutter (to The Marina). Regular route in the southbound direction (to Caltrain).
31 Balboa 3 p.m. Reroute onto Mission between 4th Street and Steuart.
38 Geary 3 p.m. Reroute onto Mason, Eddy, Market, 4th Street and Mission (to Beal Street Terminal) and Mission, 3rd Street, Ellis and Taylor (to The Richmond).
38R Geary Rapid 3 p.m. Reroute onto Mason, Eddy, Market, 4th Street and Mission (to Beal Street Terminal) and Mission, 3rd Street, Ellis and Taylor (to The Richmond).
45 Union/Stockton 3 p.m. Reroute onto Market, Turk, Taylor, Bush, Grant and Sutter (to The Marina). Regular route in the southbound direction (to Caltrain).
76X Marin Headlands Express 3 p.m. Switchback will begin at Taylor. After 5 p.m., the last stop will be Post & Jones. Use the 8/30/45 on Mason to go Downtown.

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Downtown Transfers

The table below lists transfer opportunities from the Market Street Subway to rerouted Muni services.

Transfer Opportunities to Reroutes by Station
Station Route, Direction and Stop Location
Van Ness
Civic Center
Powell
Embarcadero

Note: Some service is rerouted to Mission Street, which is a short walk from all Market Street Subway stations. For the 2 Sutter/Clement, 3 Jackson and 76X Marin Headlands Express, use the 38/38R to Geary & Van Ness and board at Sutter & Van Ness.

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Map

Muni Reroute Map for the Chinese New Year Parade 2018

This map shows how Muni will reroute around the Chinese New Year Parade. Click for the full size map.

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