Tet (Vietnamese New Year) Festival
January 25 to 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Seattle Center, Armory/Center House Stage
305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109
Admission is free.
It’s the largest Tet celebrations in the Pacific Northwest where cultural roots and contemporary influences of Vietnam come alive through live music performances, arts and crafts, martial arts, multiple vendor booths, food, and games. For more information, visit www.tetinseattle.org.
Families with Children from China—NW (FCC-NW) Chinese New Year Celebration 2014
Saturday, January 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Swedish Cultural Center
1920 Dexter Ave, Seattle, WA 98109
Nonmembers: $11 if you preregister and $15 at the door
Members: $5 if you preregister and $7 at the door.
The Northwest Chapter of Families with Children from China is an organization that strives to support families who have adopted children from China. Join them in celebrating the new year with lots of fun and entertainment, including dancers, multiple vendors and artists, arts and crafts, and delicious food for all. For more information, visit www.fcc-nw.memberlodge.com.
Wing Luke Asian Museum Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m.
719 S. King St, Seattle, WA 98104
Admission: free for members, $9.95 – $12.95
Members receive free and priority admission. No need to purchase tickets online, you can check in the day of the event. Activities for the entire family to enjoy. The museum is in the heart of Seattle’s vibrant Chinatown-International District.
Muckleshoot Casino Lunar New Year Celebration
Drawings held every hour from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every Tuesday in January.
2402 Auburn Way S, Auburn
Admission: Must be a Preferred Players Club member
Muckleshoot Casino welcomes the Year of the Horse with a variety of celebratory events including a chance to win up $100,000 every Tuesday this month. Three random active players using their Preferred Players Club card will be drawn each hour from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a chance to win. Head to Club Galaxy for an exciting lineup of Asian performers. Watch the traditional lion dance throughout the Casino beginning at 10:00 p.m.
Emerald Queen Hotel and Casino Lunar New Year Celebration
Friday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m.
5700 Pacific Highway E, Fife, WA 98424
Admission is free.
Join EQC to celebrate Lunar New Year with a chance to win a lucky envelope for the first 500 guests with valid photo ID starting at 6:00 p.m. It’s a free show featuring Ban Kieu, Dan Nguyen, Duong Buu Trung, The Son, Ho Le Thu, Cat Tien, Nguyen Hong Nhung, and MC Thuy Duong. You must be 21 or older to enter. For more information, visit www.emeraldqueen.com, or call (253) 594-7777.
Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden Chinese New Year Festival
January 31 through February 14
239 Northwest Everett St, Portland, OR
Celebrate “Rolling in the Wealth,” a traditional good fortune activity of rolling oranges and gold coins through Lan Su’s front door with a lineup of exciting performances: Lee’s Association Dragon and Lion Dance team, a visit from the Portland Police Mounted Patrol Unit, a martial arts demonstration and more. Every guest visiting on January 31 will also receive a hong bao, or traditional lucky red envelop to start the year off right. The celebration ends with three nights of Latnern Viewing and dragon processions. For more information, visit www.lansugarden.org.
Chinatown/International District Lunar New Year Festival
Saturday, February 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hing Hay Park, Maynard Avenue S & S King Street
Seattle, WA 98104
Admission is free.
Lion and Dragon dances, Taiko drumming, martial arts and the annual Children’s Parade Contest—it’s a day full of entertainment for you and your family to enjoy together. There will also be cultural activities featuring a coloring contest, face painting, calligraphy drawing, origami, temporary tattoos, and many games and activities. For more information, visit www.cibdia.org, or call (206) 382-1197.
Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 1
Hing Hay Park
423 Maynard Ave. South Seattle, WA 98101
Lion and dragon dances. $2 Food Walk. Japanese Taiko drumming. Martial arts demonstrations. Kid’s activity booths. Lively musical and dance performances. And much more. Celebrate the Year of the Horse at Hing Hay Park.
Chinese New Year Cultural Fair 2014 Year of the Horse
Saturday, February 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., art show at 7:00 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Day of Ticket Prices: $8 Cultural Fair Only, $10 Art Show Only, $15 Combo Fair & Art Show; 6 yrs & under free
Come celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Oregon Convention Center where there will be booths featuring cultural products, service-oriented businesses and food. Bring the whole family to enjoy the dragon dance, lion dance, Chinese cultural dance, martial arts performances and many more. For more information, visit www.oregoncc.org.
Vancouver, B.C. Chinatown Spring Festival Celebration
Sunday, February 2 at 11:00 a.m.
Millennium Gate on Pender Street
Every year, Vancouver celebrates the Chinese New Year with a 1.5km parade that attracts over 50,000 spectators and 3,000 performers, including the best lion dance teams in Canada. With cultural dance troupes, marching bands, martial arts performances and the Vancouver Police Department Motorcycle Drill Team, this event is said to be one of the three largest non-commercial annual parades in Vancouver. For more information, visit www.cbavancouver.ca.
The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce Lunar New Year Banquet
Thursday, February 6 at 5:00 p.m.
Asian Resource Center
1025 S King St., Seattle, WA 98104
Dinner ticket: $50 per person, $700 corporate table
It’s an opportunity to make new friends and expand your network while you enjoy a traditional 10 course Chinese dinner. A portion of the net proceeds will go to the Chamber Young Leaders Program as well as to one local nonprofit organization. To purchase ticket, visit www.seattlechinesechamber.org, or call (206) 552-0818.
Cultures of China Festival of Spring
Sunday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m.
911 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
Admission: $18-88 (not including fees)
The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of P.R. China and the China Oversea Exchanges Association are organizing a Chinese New Year extravaganza with traditional and modern dance performances, folk song, and Peking opera singing by acclaimed artists.
The Asia Pacific Cultural Center 16th Annual New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 15 at 11 a.m.
Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall
2727 East D St, Tacoma
This year, the Island Nation of Tahiti will serve as the host nation with over 15 different Asia-Pacific Island nations that will be presenting traditional and contemporary dance and music performances throughout the day. It will be a time of celebrating culture, finding quality goods, eating delicious foods and engaging in family fun. Retail and food booths will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with ongoing arts and crafts workshops. For more information, visit www.asiapacificculturalcenter.org, or call (253) 383-3900.
The Hong Kong Association of Washington’s Foundation’s 2014 Chinese Lunar New Year
Saturday, February 22
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Admission: $180 each
The Hong Kong Association of Washington Foundation will welcome nearly 900 guests. The event will raise funds to support the community. Expect a loud night of entertainment with the Luly Yang fashion show and Master David Leong’s Lion Dance performance. For more information, visit www.hkaw.org or call (206) 588-5452.
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