2. Washington, DC

Chinatown is a vibrant area of the nation's capital and the celebrations are always high quality and entertaining. Various art and cultural centers hold special Chinese New Year events but the main festivity is the Lunar New Year Parade which takes place on February 10th. The event features the traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, Kung Fu demonstrations and live musical entertainment. The firecrackers will be lit at 3:45 p.m.