The Year of the Dog is here so don’t forget to save the date for the 2018 Lunar New Year Celebration! Over the last few years, the Lunar New Year Celebration is one of the largest event 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 include traditional dragon and lion dances, Japanese Taiko Drumming, 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 presented by Delta Air Lines
Sunday, February 11th, 2018 from 11AM – 4PM
Seattle’s Chinatown-International District
|11:00 am||Lion Dance||NW Kung Fu Fitness|
|11:30 am||Martial Arts Demonstration||Wudang International Martial Arts Academy|
|12:00 pm||Hawaiian/Tahitian Dance||Seattle University Hui O’ Nani|
|12:15 pm||Odissi Solo||NrityShastra School of Dance|
|12:30 pm||Traditional Thai Dance||Thai Cultural Society|
|1:00 pm||9th Annual Lunar New Year Costume Contest||Northwest Asian Weekly/Seattle Chinese Post|
|1:45 pm||Chinese Cultural Dance
|2:15 pm||Hawaiian Dance
||Halau O Makanaokalani|
|2:30 pm||Martial Arts Demonstrations||Northwest Wushu|
|3:00 pm||Traditional Korean Dance||Oolleemm, Korean Traditional Performing Arts|
|3:30 pm||Taiko Drumming||Seattle Kokon Taiko|
$3 FOOD WALK Presented By DELTA AIRLINES
Celebrate the year of the Dog by treating your taste buds to a trip around the world at the annual Lunar New Year $3 Food Walk presented by Delta Air Lines! Restaurants across the Chinatown-ID has will offer a variety of $3 bites from China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and beyond! Sample & collect stamps from FIVE (5) or more restaurants and became eligible to enter a drawing for a GRAND PRIZE of ROUND-TRIP TICKETS ON DELTA AIR LINES! Attendees can simply return the stamp card by 4:00 p.m. to the Information Booth at the Lunar New Year Celebration for a chance at the prize!
New download for the $3 Food Walk Take Out Menu with all participating locations will be available soon!.
9th ANNUAL ADULT & CHILDREN’S COSTUME CONTEST held by NW ASIAN WEEKLY
Lots of adults, children, & pets will enter into our eighth annual Children’s Costume Contest presented bywhere they showed off their best cultural New Year’s outfit on stage! Parents are welcome to accompany their children on stage. Judges announced winners and prizes that same day! You can pre-register by printing and submitting their contest form from their website. See application for details. Good Luck!
ANNUAL WING LUKE NEW YEAR!
Celebrate Lunar New Year this Saturday with a day full of activities for the whole family! A Lion Dance will start at 11 AM with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and KIRO 7’s Monique Ming Laven. Then take a passport journey through the Museum, create crafts with local artist Maggie Ho, enjoy a story time reading with Drag Queen Aleksa Manila, win prizes and more! FREE for kids and students with ID.
Online application for 2018 C-ID events in now LIVE!
Click on the links below to apply online:
The Lunar New Year Celebration is one of the most important festivity in the Chinese/Vietnamese/Korean Lunar Calendar and brings thousands of families to experience multicultural entertainment and participate in authentic cultural activities featuring calligraphy drawing, Chinese yo-yo and activities throughout the District. Bring your family and friends to this exciting and unique volunteering opportunity you can only find in the Chinatown-International District!
If you are interested in volunteering for the Lunar New Year Festival, Click here for shifts!
2017 LUNAR NEW YEAR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
2015 AAT TV LUNAR NEW YEAR COMMERCIAL