ALBANY -- Solano Avenue welcomes the Year of the Horse at the seventh annual Lunar New Year Celebration and Parade on Sunday.

The free event starts at 10 a.m. with live entertainment at the Albany Twin Theater, 1115 Solano Ave., headlined by the San Francisco Chinese Circus. There will also be music, dance, acrobatics, martial arts, snacks and refreshments, and the traditional lion dance.

Afterward, everyone is encouraged to be part of the parade that starts at noon outside the theater and heads east along Solano Avenue to Berkeley.

For more details call 510-527-5358 or visit solanostroll.org.