HeadsUp: Protest/march activity is beginning on Market St. near Steuart. At this time, minor delays are expected in the area, but no reroutes are being implemented at this time. Personnel are on scene monitoring. Will update as more information becomes available. (More: 15 in last 48 hours)

Chinese New Year Parade: February 24, 2024

Temporary, various start times until streets are clear

Event Summary

The annual Chinese New Year Parade will commence Saturday, February 24, at 5:15 p.m. from Market & 2nd St. The parade route will begin at Market & 2nd and proceed via Market to Geary, Powell, Post, Kearny to Columbus where it will disband between Pacific & Washington. The formation area is on Market Street from 2nd to Beale, Second Street from Market to Mission, and Main Street from Market to Harrison. Reroutes for parade closures begin at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will resume normal routing after roadway is clear (approximately 10:00 p.m.).

The annual two-day Chinese New Year Community Fair will take place on February 4-5 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The event will be held on Grant Avenue between California & Broadway and on the streets crossing Grant between Stockton & Kearny.  Street Closures begin Friday, February 3 at 11 p.m. and conclude Sunday, February 5 at 11 p.m.

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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, and is the transfer point between the Central Subway and the Market Street Subway.

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Street Closures

Several streets in the Financial District will be closed for parade staging and for the parade itself. They will reopen after the parade is clear and streets are cleaned, at approximately 9:30 p.m. The following streets will be closed to traffic beginning at the specified times.

Schedule of Street Closures
Street Closure Start Time
2nd St. between Market and Mission 2 p.m.
Market between 2nd St & Geary 3 p.m.
Geary between Market and Powell 3 p.m.
Powell between Geary and Post 3 p.m.
Post between Kearny to Powell 3 p.m.
Kearny between Geary and Pacific 3 p.m.

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Muni Service Changes

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 (approximate service change end times are provided, but are subject to change on the day of the event).

Note: Muni service will be free-of-charge for the duration of service on February 24. Cable Cars will still require a fare to be paid, but all other Muni bus, light rail and streetcar service will not require fares on the 24th. Do not tag your Clipper card or the Clipper app and do not activate any tickets through MuniMobile on February 24th.

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Summary of Muni Impacts by Route
Route & Direction Duration Service Change Details Missed Stops Alternate Stop Locations
F Market & Wharves
(Bus Substitution)
Inbound to Fisherman's Wharf
2 to 9 p.m. From Market & 4th via 4th, Mission, Steuart, Don Chee Way to regular route
F Market & Wharves
(Bus Substitution)
Outbound to The Castro
2 to 9 p.m. From The Embarcadero & Don Chee Way via Don Chee, Steuart, Mission, 3rd, Market to regular route
1 California
Inbound to Downtown
2 to 10 p.m. From Clay & Stockton via Stockton, Broadway, Sansome, Clay to regular route
1 California
Outbound to The Richmond
2 to 10 p.m. From Sacramento & Sansome via Sansome, Broadway, Stockton, Sacramento to regular route
2 Sutter
Inbound to Downtown
2 to 10 p.m. From Post & Mason via Mason, Market, 4th, Mission to terminal
2 Sutter
Outbound to The Richmond
2 to 10 p.m. From Market & Spear via Spear, Mission, 3rd, Market, Turk, Taylor, Sutter to regular route
5 Fulton
Inbound to Downtown
2 to 9 p.m. From Market & 4th via 4th, Mission, Beale to regular terminal at Transit Center Bus Plaza Bay B
5 Fulton
Outbound to The Richmond
2 to 9 p.m. From terminal via Fremont, Mission, 3rd, Market, McAllister to regular route
6 Haight/Parnassus
Inbound to Downtown
2 to 9 p.m. From Market & Gough via Market, 8th, Mission, Steuart to terminal

6 Haight/Parnassus
Outbound to The Inner Sunset

2 to 9 p.m. From terminal via Steuart, Market, Spear, Mission, 7th, Market
7 Haight/Noriega
Inbound to Downtown
2 to 9 p.m. From Market & 4th via 4th, Mission, Beale to terminal at Transit Center Bus Plaza Bay E
7 Haight/Noriega
Outbound to Ocean Beach
2 to 9 p.m. From terminal via Fremont, Mission, 3rd, Market to regular route
8 Bayshore
Inbound to Fisherman's Wharf
2 to 10 p.m.

From 3rd & Mission via Mission, The Embarcadero, Broadway, Columbus to regular route

Note: Riders may opt to use the T Third St. Line via the Central Subway to reach locations in the Chinatown neighborhood that will be missed during the 8 Bayshore reroute.

Use the T Third St. Line via the Central Subway at:

8 Bayshore
Outbound to City College
2 to 10 p.m.

From Stockton & Sutter via Sutter, Mason, Market, 4th to regular route

9 San Bruno
Inbound to Downtown
2 to 9 p.m. From Market & 4th via 4th, Mission, Steuart, Market to terminal at Market St & Steuart St
9 San Bruno
Outbound to Visitacion Valley
2 to 9 p.m. From terminal via Market, Spear, Mission, 3rd, Market to regular route
12 Folsom/Pacific
Inbound to Nob Hill
(Reroute #1 - Main St.)
2 to 9 p.m. From Folsom & Main via Folsom, The Embarcadero, Washington, Drumm, Sacramento to regular route
12 Folsom/Pacific
Inbound to Nob Hill
(Reroute #2 - Pacific Ave.)
6 a.m. to 11 p.m. From Sansome & Broadway via Broadway, Stockton, Pacific to regular route
14 Mission
Inbound to Downtown
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. From Mission & Main via Mission, Spear, Market, Steuart to terminal at Steuart St & Mission St
14R Mission Rapid
Inbound to Downtown 
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. From Mission & Main via Mission, Steuart, Market, Spear, Mission to terminal
15 Bayview Hunters Point Express
Inbound to Downtown
3 to 9 p.m. From 3rd & Market via Market, 4th to temporary terminal at 4th & Mission
  • For Outbound service toward Bayview & Hunters Point, board:
15 Bayview Hunters Point Express
Outbound to Bayview and Hunters Point
3 to 9 p.m. Regular route from temporary terminal at 4th & Mission
30 Stockton
Inbound to Caltrain
2 to 10 p.m.

From Stockton & Sutter via Sutter, Mason, Market, 4th to regular route

Note: Riders may opt to use the T Third St. Line via the Central Subway for service to Caltrain

​​​​​​​If using the T Third St. Line via the Central Subway, transfer from the 30 Stockton at Stockton St & Washington St to Chinatown - Rose Pak Station and ride to 4th St & King St

30 Stockton
Outbound to The Presidio
2 to 10 p.m. From 3rd & Mission via Mission, The Embarcadero, Broadway, Columbus to regular route

​​​​​​​If using the T Third St. Line via the Central Subway toward Chinatown, transfer from the T Third St at Chinatown - Rose Pak Station to the 30 Stockton stop at Stockton St & Washington St

38 Geary
Inbound to Downtown
2 to 9 p.m. From O'Farrell & Stockton via Stockton, 4th, Mission, Beale to regular terminal
38 Geary
Outbound to The Richmond
2 to 9 p.m. From terminal via Fremont, Mission, 3rd, Market, Turk, Taylor, Geary to regular route
38R Geary Rapid
Inbound to Downtown
2 to 10 p.m. From O'Farrell & Stockton via Stockton, 4th, Mission, Beale to regular terminal
38R Geary Rapid
Outbound to The Richmond
2 to 10 p.m. From terminal via Fremont, Mission, 3rd, Market, Turk, Taylor, Geary to regular route
45 Union/Stockton
Inbound to Caltrain
2 to 10 p.m.

From Stockton & Sutter via Sutter, Mason, Market, 4th to regular route

Note: Riders may opt to use the T Third St. Line via the Central Subway for service to Caltrain

​​​​​​​If using the T Third St. Line via the Central Subway, transfer from the 45 Union/Stockton at Stockton St & Washington St to Chinatown - Rose Pak Station and ride to 4th St & King St

45 Union/Stockton
Outbound to The Marina
2 to 10 p.m. From 3rd & Market via Market, Turk, Taylor, Bush, Grant, Sutter, Stockton to regular route

 

​​​​​​​If using the T Third St. Line via the Central Subway toward Chinatown, transfer from the T Third St at Chinatown - Rose Pak Station to the 45 Union/Stockton stop at Stockton St & Washington St

Powell/Mason Cable Car
Inbound to Powell & Market
(Switchback)
2 p.m. to end of service Switchback will begin at Washington & Powell via Powell to regular outbound route For continued travel southbound toward Powell & Market, please transfer to the Powell Bus Shuttle (information below) from the cable cars at Powell St & Jackson St
Powell/Mason Cable Car
Outbound to Fisherman's Wharf
2 p.m. to end of service Regular route from Powell St & Jackson St For travel northbound to the Powell St & Jackson St transfer point to the cable cars, please use the Powell Bus Shuttle (information below)
Powell/Hyde Cable Car
Inbound to Powell & Market
(Switchback)
2 p.m. to end of service Switchback will begin at Washington & Powell via Powell to regular outbound route For continued travel southbound toward Powell & Market, please transfer to the Powell Bus Shuttle (information below) from the cable cars at Powell St & Jackson St
Powell/Hyde Cable Car
Outbound to Fisherman's Wharf
(Switchback)
2 p.m. to end of service Regular route from Powell St & Jackson St

For travel northbound to the Powell St & Jackson St transfer point to the cable cars, please use the Powell Bus Shuttle (information below)

Powell Bus Shuttle
Inbound to Ellis & Powell
2 p.m. to end of service From Powell St & Jackson St via Jackson, Mason, Washington, Powell, Sutter, Mason, O'Farrell, Stockton, Ellis to last stop at Ellis & Powell
Powell Bus Substitution
Outbound to Powell & Jackson
2 p.m. to end of service

From Ellis & Powell via Ellis, Taylor, Bush, Powell to terminal at Powell St & Jackson St

Note: Transfer to the cable cars at Powell & Jackson

California Cable Car
​​​​​​​(Bus Substitution)
Inbound to The Embarcadero
2 p.m. to end of service

From California & Stockton via Stockton, Pine, Powell, Broadway, Sansome, California to regular route

California Cable Car
​​​​​​​(Bus Substitution)
Outbound to Van Ness
2 p.m. to end of service From California & Sansome via Sansome, Broadway, Stockton, Pacific, Powell, California to regular route

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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.

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Event Service Map

Downtown Reroute Map for the Chinese New Year Parade 2024

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Contact

Stops affected