Many downtown streets in San Francisco will be closed along the route of the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade Saturday, and motorists should take alternative routes, organizers said.
The parade begins at 5:15 pm at Second and Market Streets, proceeds west on Market, and then west to Geary Street to Union Square.
It turns north on Powell Street, east on Post Street and north on Kearny Street to Columbus Avenue where the parade will disperse, organizers said.
Streets along the route will be closed to traffic beginning at 4:30 p.m. and will reopen once the parade has passed and the route has been cleaned, according to organizers.
Market Street between Second and Fremont Street and Second Street between Market and Mission Streets will be closed beginning at 4 p.m. to accommodate the parade staging area, organizers said.