Happy Year of the Rabbit (and Year of the Cat)! Here is our guide to local Lunar New Year celebrations to enjoy this year.
Lunar New Year on the Pier
Sunday, January 22, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a lion dance by the Mak Fai Kung Fu Club and fire pits on Pier 62.
Lunar New Year Fair at the Wing Luke Museum
Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
719 S. King Street, Seattle, WA, 98104
Indoor activities require paid museum admission – free for members.
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at Wing Luke Museum’s annual Lunar New Year Fair. Featuring a live lion dance in front of the King Street museum entrance to bring good luck for the new year. After the lion dance, take part in a variety of family-friendly activities including craft-making, games, art, exploration of a new Lunar New Year exhibit, and a special storytime session where you can learn all about lion dancing.
Story time at the Wing Luke Museum: The Year of the Rabbit with Oliver Chin
Thursday, February 2, 11 a.m. Virtual event, on Facebook and the Wing Luke Museum website. Free.
The Wing Luke Museum welcomes back author Oliver Chin to read from his collection of tales from the Chinese Zodiac with a lively story about Rosie, an adventurous bunny with extra-long ears. Thank you to Oliver Chin and illustrator Justin Roth for sharing this inspiring and entertaining story to kick off the Year of the Rabbit!
Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Rabbit in the Chinatown International District
Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hing Hay Park, Seattle
Enjoy live entertainment, lion & dragon dances, cultural performances, food walk, street vendors and retail shops across the district. The Food Walk will feature delicious menu items from Chinatown-ID businesses on Saturday. Visit at least 5 locations on our food walk tour and collect 5 stamps to enter-to-win a CID gift basket filled with neighborhood goodies!
Lunar New Year Sale at Uwajimaya
Various Uwajimaya locations
Spend $30 or more during the Lunar New Year Sale and receive a lucky red envelope card in honor of Lunar New Year. Peel to reveal your special prize!
Microsoft Asian Spring Festival at Seattle Center
Saturday, Jan 28, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St Seattle, WA 98109
The 2023 Microsoft Asian Spring Festival consists of an afternoon festival and an evening gala performance, which are ticketed separately. It is highly recommended to get the full Chinese Lunar New Year celebration experience with your friends, your families, or on your own starting from the fun and rich afternoon activities (lots of games, food court, afternoon performance, photo booth with traditional Chinese outfits, gifts, etc.) into the remarkable evening celebration gala performance happening in the main auditorium of the famous Seattle McCaw Hall.
Azn Glo: Lunar New Year at Neumos
Friday, January 20. Doors open 9 p.m. Ages 21 & over.
925 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122.
“AZN GLO” is a space by and for the TRANS + QUEER + API + BIPOC community, and to center their joy. Get ready for a night of dancing and drag. This party lands two days before Lunar New Year 2023. While many traditions and stories surround this night, this is always a time to celebrate togetherness and family. This party can be a meeting place for you and your chosen family. As we dance let’s release all the stress and worries of the previous year, and let the Year of the Rabbit ring in new hope, peace, and prosperity.
Host: Kylie Mooncakes, DJS: Rowan Ruthless + DJ Pretty Please, Go Gos: Aries Moschino + Cruz + Chanel + RubÍ Venus , Drag Legends: Gaysha Starr + Aleksa Manila + Alessandra Hunt
Lunar New Year 2023 Festivities Kick-Off at Lucky Envelope Brewing
Saturday, January 21, 12 p.m.
907 NW 50th St Seattle, WA 98107
Lucky Envelope cofounders Raymond Kwan and Barry Chan named their Ballard craft brewery Lucky Envelope for the colorful red envelopes traditionally stuffed with money and given out on Chinese New Year to bring good fortune. As they’ve made a welcome habit of doing, they’ll release some new beers for the holiday, including the Water Rabbit Yuzu Pilsner (made in collaboration with North Carolina-based Highland Brewing) and White Rabbit Milk Stout (made in collaboration with Ladd & Lass Brewing). Other festivities include red envelope giveaways, merch, and dim sum treats from the food truck Panda Dim Sum.
Lunar New Year…is for the Dogs!
Wednesday, January 25
907 NW 50th St Seattle, WA 98107
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with your pups at the Lucky Envelope Brewing Tasting Room. Enjoy play time with other pups, treats and goodies from Puddle Barkery, nail trims from Fur Fighters Grooming, doggie portraits, and NEW Lucky Envelope zodiac bandanas!
Lunar New Year 2023 Makers & Bakers Night
Friday, January 27
907 NW 50th St Seattle, WA 98107
Join us and local vendors in celebrating the Year of the Water Rabbit at Lucky Envelope Brewing. Sip on Lunar New Year special release beers and peruse the goodies offered by a collection of local makers and bakers.
Lion Dance at Viet-Wah Renton
Saturday, January 21, around 3:30 p.m.
2825 NW Sunset Blvd, Renton, WA, 98057
Join us for a lion dance in Renton with Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness to bring in the Year of the Rabbit!
Lunar New Year Celebration at Southcenter Mall
Saturday, January 21, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
2800 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA, 98188
Come celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit at Southcenter. Join us near Macy’s on Level 1 and celebrate with amazing performances including a traditional dragon dance, modern Chinese dance and a martial arts performance. Be on the lookout for red envelopes which will include some amazing discounts.
Lunar New Year Night Market at Magnuson Hangar 30
Saturday, February 11, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Magnuson Park Hangar 30 6310 Northeast 74th Street Seattle, WA 98115
Seattle’s only 21+ only Night Market returns, celebrating the Lunar New Year for a night of dancing, eating, drinking & shopping local at Magnuson Hangar 30. This year’s program will feature local organizations and performances by Mak Fai Kung Fu & Lion Dance Group, and showcases the talents of local AAPI-owned small businesses. Get tickets online.
International Community Health Services Lunar New Year 5K walk/run to provide charity health care
Sunday, February 26th. Program starts at 8:20 a.m., race starts at 9 a.m. Sign up here.
Shoreline Interurban Trail, 17460 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
Celebrate 2023 Lunar New Year with a 5k run with our community! All runners and walkers of any age are welcome! Every dollar from the 5K registration will fund free and low-cost health care services for patients in our community. All participants will get event swag, and a FREE event T-shirt (guaranteed when you register before Feb 10th). Registration is now open. Early bird prices end January 27th. Location: Shoreline Interurban Trail. Free and accessible parking with vendors and Lunar New Year program beginning at Shoreline City Hall / Aurora Rents
Do you know of other local Lunar New Year celebrations we should add to this page? Please email [email protected].