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Lunar New Year Celebration 2012 Year of the Dragon

What Social Event
When January 28, 2012
from 11:00 am to 04:00 pm
Where Hing Hay Park
Contact Email events@cidbia.org
Contact Phone 206.382.1197
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Opening Celebration with the Wing Luke Museum - Sat, Jan 21st!

Kick off the Lunar New Year with an opening celebration at the Wing Luke Museum on Saturday January 21st!

Snoqualmie Casino Presents Seattle's Annual Lunar New Year Festival - Sat, Jan 28th!


The Chinatown-International District welcomes you to the 2012 Lunar New Year Celebration presented by Snoqualmie Casino! 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 third 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 28, 2012, from 11 AM - 4 PM


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


Free admission.

Entertainment Schedule

Noon-12:30pm  Mak Fai Kung Fu Club : Opening Lion and Dragon dance
12:30-1:00pm  Kaze Daiko : Taiko Drumming
1:00-1:30pm  Northwest Wushu and Seattle Wushu Center : Chinese Martial Arts
1:30-2:00pm  Children’s Costume Parade Contest
2:00-2:30pm  Master David Leong’s Shaolin Kung Fu Academy: Lion Dance and Martial Arts
2:30-3:30pm  International Wu Dang Internal Martial Arts Academy
3:30-3:50pm  Tony Au International Lion Dance & Martial Arts

2nd Annual Lunar New Year FOOD WALK w/ $2 Tasting Menu!

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon by treating your taste buds to a trip around the world at the 2nd Annual Lunar New Year Food Walk on Saturday, January 28th!  Restaurants across the Chinatown-ID will be offering a variety of $2 tastes from China, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, and beyond!  Sample (and collect stamps) from FOUR (4) or more restaurants and you will be eligible to enter a drawing for a GRAND PRIZE!  Simply return the stamp card to the information booth during Lunar New Year Celebration or to the CIDBIA office located at 507 S. King St. after the event!

Please download the FOOD WALK MAP & GUIDE HERE.

NOTE: there's an error in the earlier version of the PDF.  Henry's Taiwan Plus is actually at 522 S King St.


Bring your children and friends to enter into our third 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 HERE.

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