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Looking for events to celebrate Lunar New Year 2019? Look no further!

SAAFF A Chinese New Year Celebration with the China Club

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109. Member: $25, Non-Member: $32, Student (with ID): $15. Sales end February 10. Dinner included.

Hosted by China Club of Seattle in collaboration with Seattle Asian American Film Festival. Ring in the Chinese New Year at China Harbor on January 18th, and celebrate the Year of the Pig in style. First half features social and dinner. In the second half, have a look back at the history of Asian American independent cinema and then SAAFF staff will discuss their favorite films and host a special preview of one of this year’s featured films! There will be decorations and various chances to win prizes throughout the night, and elections for club officers and board members for the coming year.

Tết in Seattle and Health Fair

Saturday and Sunday, January 26 –27, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109. Admission is free.

Vietnamese Lunar New Year hosted by Tết in Seattle. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Vietnam through live performances, hands-on activities, foods, crafts, games, martial arts and a lively marketplace. There will be tons of activities such as food truck vendors, live-performances, hands-on activities, and family-oriented events for all to enjoy. There will also be a health which will offer free screenings and other services.

Uwajimaya Lunar New Year Sale & Red Envelope Giveaway

Wednesday, January 30 – Saturday February 12.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 marks the Year of the Boar! Find everything you need to make for a great Lunar New Year celebration during Uwajimaya’s Lunar New Year Sale.
Presenting family and friends with red envelopes containing lucky money is a tradition of Lunar New Year. In honor of Lunar New Year, they will be handing out lucky red envelopes to customers who spend $30 or more* during this Lunar New Year Sale. Open your lucky red envelope to reveal your special prize! (*Limit One Per Person, Per Day. While Supplies Last.)

Keiro Northwest 3rd Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 2, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, 1053 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, Washington 98506. Tickets:

Lunar New Year is Keiro Northwest’s major fundraising event and annual celebration. Known for their casual sports-theme, come celebrate in style! Enjoy an incredible catered meal, exciting live and silent auction items, surprise celebrity guests and professional networking opportunities. All proceeds benefit the lives touched by Keiro Northwest and its outstanding commitment to Making Every Day the Best Day for their residents, families, and the entire community.

Wing Luke Museum Lunar New Year Celebration & Fair

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Wing Luke Museum, 719 South King St., Seattle, WA 98104. Adult: $17 / Senior (63+): $15 / Student: $0 / Youth (5-12): $0

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a day full of activities for the whole family! A lion dance will bless The Wing with their vibrant and energetic spirit from 10 – 10:30 AM. Then take a passport journey through the Museum, create crafts with local artists, learn about the Asian zodiac with their stuffed animal petting zoo, and win prizes and more! Please note new start time.
Traffic may be heavier due to other events in the area so plan accordingly.

APCC 21st Annual New Year Celebration: Featuring Hawaiʻi

Saturday, February 9, Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, 2727 East D St., Tacoma, WA, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Admission is free.

From the Asian Pacific Cultural Center, this year’s new year celebration features the beautiful island and culture of Hawaii. There will be over 90 booths of cultural arts from many countries, drinks, retail booths, crafts, games, and more. This is fun for the whole family!

Lunar New Year Celebration in Chinatown-International District – Year of the Pig

Saturday, February 9, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, various locations in Chinatown-International District. Admission is free; $3 for the food walk.

Celebrate the Year of the Pig with lion and dragon dances, cultural performances, and the $3 Food Walk! Over the last few years, the Lunar New Year Celebration is one of the largest events of its kind in the region and showcases diversity, richness and culture of the Asian community. The collaboration with other neighborhood businesses/organizations has helped draw thousands of visitors from throughout the region for a day of festivities. The celebration includes traditional dragon and lion dances, Japanese Taiko Drumming, martial arts and other cultural performances on the Main Stage. Combined with arts, crafts, and a variety of family friendly activities there is something for everyone. Don’t forget the return of the Neighborhood’s Annual $3 Food Walk.

RiCECAKE – Lunar New Year Edition

Saturday, February 9, 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Dynasty Room, 714 S King St, Seattle, Washington 98104, $5-$15, 21+

First-of-its-kind event in Seattle: RiCECAKE, a queer and trans AAPI party, for and by queer and trans AAPIs! Featuring: Music by DJ Phenohype & more. Performances by Aleksa Manila, Kylie Mooncakes, Miss Sriracha, & Ti T. Allies (especially other QTPOC) are welcome, but this event centers queer and trans AAPIs.

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