Lunar New Year is quickly coming up here in Seattle. The holiday takes place on February 1st and this year is the Year of the Tiger. And while the holiday is technically only one day, there are plenty of events and opportunities to happening throughout the month that you don’t want to miss.
Here are 6 Lunar New Year events to check out in Seattle this January & February.
Head to the Lucky Envelope Brewing tasting Room to celebrate the Lunar New Year. You’ll be able to enjoy exciting beer releases, red envelope giveaways, Year of the Water Tiger merch, food trucks and more.
When: January 28th & 29th
Where: 907 NW 50th St
This free event takes place at the Chong Wa Playfield. It’s an afternoon of fun with the Wing Luke Museum featuring Lunar New Year-themed storytimes, interactive Lion Dance Talks, take-and-go craft activities, and opportunities to connect with community organizations.
When: January 29th
Where: 522 7th Ave S
This 21+ event is taking place at Magnuson’s Hangar 30. You’ll be able to enjoy 100 local vintage, makers and purveyors. Also on site will be food trucks, a covered outdoor areas and two cocktail bars featuring Seattle’s top DJ’s.
When: February 12th
Where: 6310 NE 74th St
The 25th annual Tết festival is taking place at Seattle Center’s Armory this February. It’s a two day celebration of Vietnamese New Year full of art, food, music, and traditions. This year it’s happening in a hybrid format with both online and in person events.
When: February 12th & 13th
Where: 305 Harrison St
In honour of Lunar New Year Raised is creating beautiful glazed mochi doughnuts and a brown sugar shortbread tiger cookie. You can only snag these items by pre ordering so be sure to hop online and place your orders while you can.
When: January 29th & 30th
Where: 1101 23rd Ave
Bainbridge Island’s Ba Sa is celebrating Tết with a special menu featuring Banh Tet (sticky rice stuffed with pork belly and mung bean), Thit Kho Mang (braised pork belly with bamboo shoots) and Salt Steamed Chicken with ginger scallion oil. The traditional lion dance to bring prosperity and good luck for the year will take place on Sunday, February 6 at 1:30 pm.
When: February 2nd-6th
Where: 101 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA
There you have it Seattle, be sure to check individual event details, RSVP’s and COVID-19 protocols before planning on attending. If none of these events strike your fancy you can also check out our Chinese and pho guides. Happy Lunar New Year!