Happy Year of the Monkey! Chinatown will be holding its 117th Annual Golden Dragon Parade and Festival on February 13. The Dragon parade will take place on February 13 from 1 pm to 3 pm but there are still plenty of performances and mini parades if you miss the main attraction. It’s lots of fun for everyone. And if you’re a foodie, there will be some gourmet food trucks there as well. My kids LOVE to take the train so as a bonus for them, we generally hop on the MTA Gold Line from East L.A. and head out to Chinatown from there. This way we don’t have to deal with all the traffic and parking, which will probably cost as much as our train tickets.