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Check out these events in the International District that benefit ID community-based organizations and the business community:
Wing Luke Museum 2022 Lunar New Year Fair
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Time: 11 AM – 3 PM
Where: Chong Wa Playfield (outdoors), 522 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Join for an outdoor Lunar New Year Fair! Explore the Chong Wa Playfield for an afternoon of fun with the Wing Luke Museum. Enjoy Lunar New Year-themed storytimes, interactive Lion Dance Talks, take-and-go craft activities, and connecting with community organizations. And stop by the museum’s gift shop for seasonal Lunar New Year items – they’ve got everything from red envelopes to new picture books for learning about holiday traditions.
*Please note that the event planners are asking all of guests (above age 2), speakers and staff to wear masks throughout their visit to the fair.
In the event of COVID infection concerns or inclement weather, this event may be subject to postponement or cancellation. Please refer back to this page for updates regarding changes to our schedule: https://bit.ly/3GAWJ3k
Tết Market and Live Entertainment: Friends of Little Saigon
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM
Where: Where: Little Saigon Creative, 1227 S. Weller St., Seattle, WA, 98144
- Shop Tết specialty products including arrangements by Emerald City Flowers (9 AM – 4 PM)
- View a live indoor mural painting by Dozfy (11 AM – 2 AM)
- Experience lion dancing (12 PM)
More info: https://flsseattle.org/event/emerald-city-flowers-pop-up/
ICHS: Lunar New Year virtual run
Date: February 18 – 27, 2022
Time: Open and up to the runner
ICHS welcomes you to join us in our 2022 Lunar New Year Virtual 5k! Runners and walkers of any age are welcome – invite your friends & family! Every dollar from registrations will fund free and low-cost health care services for patients in our community.
Early registration is encouraged! The first 200 registrants will be gifted a free Nike towel in their race packets. (Don’t worry, if you’ve already registered, you’re on the list). More info: https://bit.ly/3nvV73n
Lunar New Year Celebration and Food Walk hosted by CIDBIA
The CIDBIA recently announced that in consideration of COVID-19 health and safety concerns, they are postponing their annual Lunar New Year Celebration event to a new date:
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Time: 11 AM – 4 PM
Where: Hing Hay Park and surrounding streets
Vendor booths will line the streets, dance performances and music will take place throughout the main stage at Hing Hay Park, families can walk along S. King St., you can truly feel the atmosphere of this cultural intersection.
The Food Walk will feature delicious menu items from Chinatown-ID businesses, also on Saturday, April 30, 2022 (11 AM – 4 PM). More information to come: https://www.seattlechinatownid.com/experiences/lunar-new-year
Other Lunar New Year events outside the ID:
Lunar New Year at Lucky Envelope Brewing
When: Friday Jan. 28 and Saturday Jan. 29, 2022
Time: See brewery’s hours: https://www.luckyenvelopebrewing.com
Where: 907 NW 50th St., Seattle, WA 98107
Join Lucky Envelope Brewing at the Tasting Room in Ballard to celebrate the Lunar New Year with exciting beer releases, red envelope giveaways, Year of the Water Tiger merch, food trucks and more.
Beer offerings include: Mijiaya Historic Chinese Beer *draft-only; Lychee Thai Basil Sour *draft-only; Water Tiger Cold IPA collaboration with Highland Brewing (Asheville, NC); Hawaiian Honey Lager collaboration with Halcyon Brewing (Seattle, WA); 2022 Double Happiness: Five-Spice Vanilla Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout. Facebook event: https://bit.ly/3qxGrm2
Asian Art Museum: Lunar New Year Storytelling
Date: Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022
Time: 11 AM – 12 PM
Where: Online, via Zoom
Welcome the Year of the Tiger with this fun virtual Lunar New Year storytelling program for the whole family! Why is the tiger the third animal of the zodiac? What does the tiger symbolize in Asian art? Learn all this and more with exciting stories and close looking at artworks from the museum collection. Recommended for ages 7 and up, but all are welcome. Registration is required. Reserve free tickets: https://bit.ly/3fxavIc
Lincoln District Tacoma Lunar New Year Celebration
Date: Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022
Time: Not specified
Where: S. 38th Street and S. Yakima Ave; Lincoln District, Tacoma
Join Tacoma’s Lincoln District businesses and residents for a day of lion dancers, firecrackers, food and family fun! Shop the pop-up marketplace under the Lincoln District moons! Eat at one of the many neighborhood restaurants or from food trucks! Let’s celebrate the Lunar New Year, Asian culture, and community! FB event page: https://bit.ly/3GCtn4v
Tết in Seattle’s 25th Annual Festival
Date: Feb. 12 – 13, 2022
Location: Seattle Center
Welcome to Tết in Seattle’s 25th Annuall Festival! Tết in Seattle is a volunteer-based community organization that produces a two-day festival near the Lunar New Year. Since 1996, Tết in Seattle has celebrated the culture of Vietnamese and Vietnamese-Americans in the Pacific Northwest through art, food, music, and traditions. After last year’s online festival, they will host a hybrid this year. More info on their FB page:https://www.facebook.com/TetInSeattle
Please accept our invite to join us this year on February 12th-13th at the Seattle Center to welcome the return of spring all weekend long. As always, our events are always free to encourage our community to come together and celebrate Lunar New Year.
Asia Pacific Cultural Center 24th annual New Year celebration featuring China
Date: Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022
Time: 11 AM – 6 PM
Where: Sharon McGavick Center, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvc SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
There will be family fun events including cultural arts, games, performances, hands-on activities, martial arts, craft and food booths and more. There will also be live entertainment from Indonesia, Japan, China, Hawaii, Guam, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vietnam, Cambodia, Okinawa, Micronesia, India, Tokelau, Burma, Taiwan, Pakistan, Tahiti, Laos, Hmong, Mongolia, Singapore, Micronesia Federated States and more. More information: https://www.asiapacificculturalcenter.org/newyear