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Chinese New Year parade set for Saturday in downtown Las Vegas

A portion of downtown Las Vegas will be closed Saturday for five hours for a Chinese New Year parade, an event that is part of the two-day Las Vegas Spring Festival.

Fourth Street from Coolidge Avenue to Carson Avenue will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

A small portion of Coolidge between Third and Fourth streets also will be closed as a staging area.

The parade route runs on Fourth from Hoover Avenue to Bridger Avenue. The block between Bridger and Carson will be used as a disbanding area.

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