It’s called the “Night in Chinatown Festival” but it’s been going on all Saturday to celebrate the Chinese New Year, including a parade down the heart of downtown Honolulu.

The parade started at the state capitol at 3:30 p.m. and then went down Hotel Street, ending in Chinatown.

Cultural groups, martial artists, lion dances, dragon dances, with the highlight being a 150-foot dragon.

The entire event ushers in the Year of the Monkey, and is sponsored by the Chinatown Merchants Association, Honolulu Chinese Jaycees and the City and County of Honolulu.

A day-long block party was also held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Maunakea, North Pauahi, and River Streets blocked.

The streets are lined with craft and food booths, four stages of entertainment and a keiki fair.

More than 15,000 people were expected to have participated through the day.

For more information on Saturday’s Chinese New Year festivities click here.