San Diego Chinese New Year Fair

2018 will be the 36th year for the San Diego Chinese New Year Fair. It will take place on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25, 2018, from 10:00am to 5:00pm on both days. See below for address and map.

2018’s fair is being presented and hosted by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of San Diego. The fair will be coordinated by Silk Road Productions, known for the Asian Cultural Festival, the San Diego Ramen Festival, and other large events. The Chinese New Year Fair will take place in down town San Diego, on Third Avenue and J Street!

Click on the map below to see the exact location as well as to map it from your location!


Video Essay Contest

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) of San Diego invites children and young adults age 18 and younger to submit a video describing what Chinese New Year means to them. This video contest is part of a two-day event taking place on Feb 24-25, 2018, in downtown San Diego to celebrate Chinese New Year. Entries will be reviewed and the winners will be selected by the Fair Planning Committee (Committee) consisting of community volunteers. All decisions are final and prize money are at the discretion of the Committee and CCBA. Please review the qualifications carefully, including rules & guidelines below.


Parking and Trolley Information

Parking: There is metered parking throughout downtown San Diego. There is also a paid parking lot J Street and 2nd Avenue. “Park it on Market,” a parking garage located at 614 Market Street, has 500 parking spaces on six levels, and is three blocks away from the festival grounds and charge $1.00 an hour. On Sunday, the meters are free and street parking is more flexible than on Saturday, when meters are only free after 6:00 pm.

Parking meters throughout San Diego are enforced from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday. Parking at meters is free on Sundays and outside of the hours posted. Prking meters are active and enforced 10am to 8pm on streets between Broadway and Harbor Drive, from 1st Avenue to 7th Avenue, just west of Petco Park.

Trolley: Take the GREEN line and exit at the Convention Center stop. Exit trolley and head east on J Street about two blocks until you arrive at the fair.



If you are interested in being a part of the San Diego Chinese New Year Fair, please fill out the volunteer form below!  Make new friends, be a part of a great community event, or give your time to a local nonprofit – all good reasons to volunteer!