Wing Luke Asian Museum
Lunar New Year Fair
Saturday, February 7 at 11:30 a.m.
719 S. King St, Seattle, WA 98104
Admission: free for members,
Grab a passport for a New Year journey through The Wing. Play games, create crafts, and read, watch, and share New Year stories. Activities for the entire family to enjoy. The museum is in the heart of Seattle’s vibrant Chinatown-International District.
Golden Circle Awards and Lunar New Year Banquet
Saturday, February 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Joy Palace Restaurant, 6030 Martin Luther King Junior Way South, Seattle, WA 98118. OCA members, seniors $30. Non-members $65. Students $25.
This year’s Golden Circle honorees are Katty Chow, Dorothy Cordova and the late Fred Cordova, Assunta Ng, Alan Sugiyama, and The Japanese American Citizens League—Seattle Chapter. RSVP at http://bit.ly/1BysMZz and mail check (payable to OCA-Greater Seattle) to: OCA-Greater Seattle P.O. Box 14141 Seattle, WA 98114. For more information, visit ocaseattle.org. Email questions to [email protected].
2015 Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Westminster Chapel, 13646 NE 24th St., Bellevue, WA 98005
Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, children $8, under 4yrs free.
In response to growing diversity in Eastside communities, Westminster Chapel began promoting the celebration of Lunar New Year 12 years ago by sharing sponsorship of this vibrant community event with schools, non-profits and local businesses. Tickets and info at www.westminster.org/LNY.
The Asia Pacific Cultural Center
17th Annual New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 14 at 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall
2727 East D St., Tacoma, WA 98421
This year, for the first time, Pakistan will serve as the host nation. The event will highlight the country’s culture, history, art, and traditions. A ceremony featuring Pakistani dances, culture, and musical traditions will kick-start the day, while exotic music, arts and crafts, demonstrations, and food booths serving Asia Pacific food delicacies can be enjoyed by visitors throughout the day. For more information, visit www.asiapacificculturalcenter.org, or call (253) 383-3900.
Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden Chinese New Year Festival
Thursday, February 19 through Thursday, March 5
239 Northwest Everett St., Portland, OR
Admission: Free for members. $9.50 per adult.
The first 100 visitors on February 19 are welcome to participate in “Rolling in the Wealth,” a traditional good fortune activity of rolling oranges and gold coins through Lan Su’s front door. “Rolling in the Wealth” is followed by a lion dance performance and much, much more. Every guest visiting on February 19 will also receive a hong bao, or traditional lucky red envelope to start the year off right. The celebration ends with three nights of lantern viewing and dragon processions. For more information, visit www.lansugarden.org.
Emerald Queen Casino I-5 Showroom
Lunar New Year Celebration
Friday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m.
2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma, WA 98404
Admission is free.
Celebrate Lunar New Year with music, dancing, and live entertainment at a free concert featuring Tuan Anh, Bang Kieu, Quang Le, Toc Tien, Mai Tien Dung, Diem Lien, Hoang Thuy Vy, Vee Phuong, and Ban Nhac Hoang Thi Thi.
Lunar New Year Festival
Saturday, February 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hing Hay Park, Maynard Avenue S & S King St.
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.cidbia.org, or call (206) 382-1197.
Tet (Vietnamese New Year) Festival
February 21 to 22, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Seattle Center, Armory/Center House Stage
305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109
Admission is free.
It’s the largest Tet celebration 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.
The Hong Kong Association of Washington Foundation
Chinese Lunar New Year Gala
Saturday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
Admission: $180 each
The Hong Kong Association of Washington Foundation will welcome over 700 guests. The event will raise funds to support the community.
Chinese New Year Cultural Fair 2015 Year of the Sheep
Saturday, February 21 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, puppet show, martial arts performances, and more. For more information, visit www.oregoncc.org.
Vancouver, B.C. Chinatown
Spring Festival Celebration
Sunday, February 22 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, March 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
Dinner ticket: $60 per person now until February 27, $800 corporate table
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with more than 300 members and guests. 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) 799-0628.