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Lunar New Year Celebration 2011- Year of the Rabbit

What Social Event
When January 29, 2011
from 11:00 am to 04:00 pm
Where Hing Hay Park - 423 Maynard Ave S, Seattle WA 98104
Contact Email events@cidbia.org
Contact Phone (206) 382-1197
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The Chinatown-International District welcomes you to the 2011 Lunar New Year Celebration! The Lunar New Year Celebration is the most important festivity in the Chinese Lunar Calendar and brings thousands of families to participate in authentic cultural activities featuring calligraphy drawing, Chinese yo-yo and games and activities throughout the District. There is nonstop entertainment throughout the day including Lion and Dragon dances, Taiko drumming, martial arts and our second annual Children’s Parade Contest where kiddies can strut their best New Year’s cultural outfit on stage! Bring your family and friends to this exciting and unique cultural experience you can only find in the Chinatown-International District!


Saturday, January 29, 2011, from 11 - 4 PM


Hing Hay Park, Maynard Ave S & S King St, Seattle, WA 98104


Free admission.

Entertainment Schedule

For the Official Lunar New Year Program Guide, click here.

12:00-12:30  Mak Fai Kung Fu Club : Opening Lion and Dragon dance
12:30-1:00  Kaze Daiko : Taiko Drumming
1:00-1:30  Northwest Wushu and Seattle Wushu Center : Chinese Martial Arts
1:30-2:00  Children’s Costume Parade Contest
2:00-2:30  Master David Leong’s Shaolin Kung Fu Academy: Lion Dance and Martial Arts
2:30-3:00  Chung-Ping Lam’s Magic Show
3:00-3:30  Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team
3:30-4:00  Restaurant scavenger hunt prizes announced and close of event

Children’s Parade Contest

children's parade photo 1

Bring your children and friends to enter into our second annual Children’s Parade Contest presented by Northwest Asian Weekly where they can show off their best cultural New Year’s outfit on stage! Parents are welcome to accompany their children on stage. Judges will announce winners and prizes! You can preregister on our website by downloading the application or sign up on the day of the competition. See application for details. Good Luck!

Please download the Children's Parade Contest application form HERE.

Lunar New Year Food Walk

Calling all International Foodies! Come treat your taste buds while celebrating the Year of the Rabbit on Saturday, January 29th! Restaurants across the Chinatown-ID will be offering a variety of $2 tastes to give you the chance to sample dishes from around the world. Whether it’s Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, or Cambodian–-sample three or more restaurants and you will be eligible to enter a drawing for a grand prize! Simply collect a stamp on this card from each participating restaurant on January 29th and return it to the information booth in Hing Hay Park during the Lunar New Year Celebration!

Click the following image to download a printable file.

Food Walk punch card

Live Rabbit Competition

cute rabbit photoWe invite all rabbit owners to bring their furry friend to enter into the Lunar New Year Rabbit Competition to commemorate this year’s animal in the Chinese zodiac! Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite rabbit and the rabbit with the most entries will be crowned the winner! Winning rabbit and prizes will be announced at close of event, need not be present to win. Good luck!

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