Artwork by Angee Ni.

Tết in Seattle and Health Fair

Saturday and Sunday, January 18 –19, 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. Seattle, Washington 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 fair which will offer free screenings and other services.

Uwajimaya Lunar New Year Sale & Red Envelope Giveaway

Wednesday, January 15 – Tuesday, January 28. Saturday, January 25, 2020 marks the Year of the Rat! 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.)

Wing Luke Museum Lunar New Year Celebration & Fair

Saturday, January 25, 2020 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. King Street between 7th and 8th Avenue will be closed from 8 AM – 12 PM.

Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s 22nd Annual New Year Celebration: Featuring Vietnam

Saturday, February 8, 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 Vietnam. 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 – Year of the Rat in the CID

Saturday, February 8, 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 Rat 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, 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.

Anticipate reduced light rail service to the Chinatown-International District as part of Sound Transit Connect 2020. Visit for more details.

UW Chinese Student Association’s 53rd Annual Lunar New Year Gala

The Chinese Student Association at the University of Washington cordially invites you to attend a night filled with Chinese culture at our 53rd Lunar New Year Gala! Join for delicious food, fun activities, and a spectacular performance lineup as we celebrate this holiday with the UW and greater Seattle community. They will also be raffling off prizes throughout the night so you won’t want to miss out!

Date and time: 
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Activities and Food Service: 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Performances: 7:00PM – 9:30PM

FREE for UW affiliates with valid Husky card and seniors (65+)
$5 general admission, cash, Venmo (@CSAUW), or credit card.
Check-in will take place the day of the event.

Food Service: Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room
Performances: Kane Hall, Room 130
4069 Spokane Ln, Seattle, WA 98105

Please email [email protected] with any other regional Lunar New Year celebrations and we will include them in the January 22 issue and also online.

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