Events & Festivals
The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) produces Lunar New Year, Dragon Fest, and C-ID Night Market. Event management includes sponsorships, coordinating with City of Seattle Special Events Office and other permitting agencies, soliciting food booths, food trucks, and crafting booths to vend at events, market and promote the events to bring thousands of event attendees to Chinatown-ID.
These events serve to preserve tradition and promote culture while stimulating the local economy to neighboring businesses. Additionally, CIDBIA partners with community members and organizations on collaborative events and promote neighborhood celebrations, including Hai! Japantown, CID Block Party, CID Bar Crawl, and more.
CIDBIA events serve as fundraisers for the organization and are 100% funded by outside sponsorships. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunar New Year Celebration
Celebrate Seattle’s Chinatown-International District’s annual Lunar New Year with stunning non-stop live cultural entertainment, lion and dragon dances, kids costume parade, and a Food Walk that introduces visitors to the diverse and delicious cuisines of the district and more!
Centered in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown-ID, the Dragon Festival is one of Seattle’s largest annual Asian American celebration. Dragon Fest brings the streets to life with colorful live multi-cultural performances, historic walking and food tours – including the popular Food Walk that gives festival goers an opportunity to take their taste buds on a trip around the world, kids’ activities, and 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.
C-ID Night Market
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 food trucks and vendors 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 Market in Seattle!
Over the years, CIDBIA has held variations of Food Walk activities that continues to grow in popularity. C-ID Food Walks offer businesses an opportunity to present a new dish, seasonal drink, or small retail promotion on a scale of price range. Customers can simply pick up a menu and explore around the neighborhood to sample new items or revisit old classics. Food Walks are usually held in the summer season or alongside events & special occasions such as Small Business Saturday.