Date: Sunday, February 17
Time: Starts at 1 p.m.
Location: Starts in Little Italy, working through major streets of Lower Chinatown
Perfect For: Seeing some amazing, authentic cultural exhibitions

The annual Chinatown lunar parade is an ornate and authentic exhibition of  culture, highlighted by elaborate floats, lion and dragon dances, acrobats, magicians, musicians, folk dancers and Shaolin-inspired kung fu demonstrations. The fact that it's free just happens to be the cherry on top.