LUNAR NEW YEAR

WHAT

The Year of the Rooster is officially here so don’t forget to save the date for the 2017 Lunar New Year Celebration! Over the last few years, the Lunar New Year Celebration is 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!

WHEN

Sunday, January 29th, 2017 from 11AM – 4PM

WHERE

Seattle’s Chinatown-International District

COST

Free admission

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE 

Time Entertainment Group/Host
11:00 am Lion Dance Mak Fai Kung Fu Club
11:30 am Chinese Cultural Dance Tanya Woo
11:45 am Japanese Taiko Drumming Seattle Kokon Taiko
12:15 pm Kids Noodle Eating Contest CIDBIA
 12:30 pm ShiShi Mai Blessing Seattle Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist Temple
 1:00 pm Martial Arts Demonstrations Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy
 1:30 pm Adults & Kids Costume Contest Northwest Asian Weekly
 2:15 pm Hawaiian Hula Dance Halau O Makanaokalani
  2:30 pm Martial Arts Demonstrations Northwest Wushu
 3:00 pm Traditional Korean Drumming Oolleemm, Korean Traditional Performing Arts
3:30 am Lion Dance NW Kung Fu Fitness

**TBD – To Be Determined**

ANNUAL $3 FOOD WALK Presented by DELTA AIR LINES

Celebrate the year of the Rooster 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 in January 2017: 

8th 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 by NW Asian Weekly where 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!

BOX OF FORTUNE

box of fortunes

VENDOR INFORMATION

CIDBIA 2017 Exhibitor Pricing

Click here for the 2017 Lunar New Year Application!

Fire Permit Link

Temporary Food Permit Link

Temporary Unified Business Identifier (UBI) Number Link

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

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, contact Monica Ly at monica@cidbia.org.

Please include your name, age, contact number, and availability in your email!

2017 LUNAR NEW YEAR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

COMING SOON!

 2015 AAT TV LUNAR NEW YEAR COMMERCIAL