Story and Photography
By Steve Shlisky
The 2019 Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade, which has been rated as one of the world’s 10 best parades, is in the history books. The parade attracted hundreds of thousands of people to line the streets of San Franciusco to watch the parade, which celebrated the Year of the Pig. The parade was also telecast live on KTVU Fox 2 on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Here’s a look at what happens behind the scenes before the parade even gets underway. These colorful parade floats were getting prepped and ready for the big show.