I arrived too late for the opening mini-parade, but I got a good look at the awesome lion dancers.
The lion dancers did a bunch of acrobatic routines on the main stage as well. Apparently this is a traditional job for kung fu students.
More action on the main stage. One of the lion dancers climbed a pole and spewed lucky confetti to welcome the new year.
A panoramic view of the crowd in front of the stage, with an inset of the opera singers who were performing as I was finishing up the drawing.
Odds and ends from the start of the festival. I never really got a good look at the dragon, boo hoo.