The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area’s major festivals attract thousands of people to the District annually through a series of vibrant festivals and community celebrations that have been around for decades.

Dragon Fest

Saturday and Sunday, July 15th – July 16th, 2017  |  12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  |  South King Street

Centered in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown-ID, the Dragon Festival is the Pacific Northwest’s largest annual Asian American celebration. The Dragon Festival brings the streets to life with colorful non-stop live multi-cultural performances, historic walking and food tours – including the popular $3 Food Walk that gives festival goers an opportunity to take their taste buds on a trip around the world, kids’ activities, an open air market that features food, arts, and crafts! With a wealth of family friendly activities, food and outdoor market; the Dragon Fest is the premier pan Asian American celebration in the Northwest. More information, here.

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 Night Markets

Saturday, September 9th, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. – Midnight

As the sun sets over the Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, the historic neighborhood awakens to a vibrant Night Market. Thousands of festival goers take to the streets to feast on a variety of international delights from more than 30 food trucks dishing out a variety of street food to local restaurants serving up the district’s popular staples. The wealth of food is complemented by an outdoor international market, performances and an all ages dance party. With a diverse variety of food choices, shopping and entertainment; the Chinatown-ID has the largest Night Markets in Seattle! For more information, click here

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Lunar New Year

Sunday, January 29th, 2017  |  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  |  Hing Hay Park

Celebrate Seattle’s Chinatown-International District’s annual Lunar New Year with stunning non-stop live cultural entertainment, family fun activities, kids costume parade, $3 Food Walk that introduces visitors to the diverse and delicious cuisines of the district and more! More information, here.

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