Butte’s Chinese New Year’s parade starts at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, from the Butte-Silver Bow County courthouse, 155 W. Granite St.
Hosted by Butte’s Mai Wah Society, the parade is considered one of the shortest, loudest and often coldest anywhere.
Other events associated with the Chinese New Year include the Year of the Horse Art Show, co-sponsored by Arts Foundation, at Venus Rising Espresso House, 128 W. Granite St. The show will open on Saturday, Feb.1, from 2 to 3 p.m. and continue through Feb. 24.
Two prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 24.
Businesses located between Idaho and Arizona and between Granite and Mercury may make a contribution to receive a special Dragon Dance to bring good luck in the upcoming year.
Businesses along the parade route will receive the blessing during Butte’s official Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, Feb. 1.
Businesses not on the parade route, but which are located between Idaho and Arizona and between Granite and Mercury Streets, will receive blessings Friday, Jan. 24.
To receive a blessing, contact Sonny Thornborrow at 208-490-0819 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.