Feb 8, 2024 - Things to Do

8 Seattle weekend events, including for Lunar New Year

Illustration of a dragon holding a calendar with the date February 10th on it.

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We've rounded up some ways to celebrate Lunar New Year, along with other Seattle events to enliven your weekend.

💭 Join Seattle author Ijeoma Oluo for a discussion about creating positive change Friday at 7:30pm.

  • Oluo, the New York Times bestselling author of, "So You Want to Talk About Race," will explore themes from her new book, "Be A Revolution: How Everyday People Are Fighting Oppression and Changing the World — and How You Can, Too."
  • Michele Storms, the executive director of the ACLU of Washington, will lead the discussion during this fundraiser at Town Hall Seattle.
  • Tickets cost $10-$50; a few free youth tickets are available.

🪩 Browse 100 booths at the Lunar New Year Night Market, which will feature dancing, food trucks and cocktail bars. 21+. $15-25. 4-10pm Saturday at Magnuson Park Hangar 30.

🍻 Sip your way through Lunar New Year at Lucky Envelope Brewing's New Year Kick Off Day Saturday noon-10pm.

  • The brewery will release a new collaboration brew, "Year of the Dragon: Dragonfruit Wheat," and will have an oolong tea lager on offer, along with a stout infused with Szechuan peppercorn and vanilla.
  • Panda Dim Sum's food truck will also be on hand.

🏮 Make lanterns, watch a Lion Dance and enjoy some Taiko drumming at the Phinney Neighborhood Association's Lunar New Year celebration. 1-4pm Saturday.

🐉 Welcome the Year of the Dragon with a ceremony, flag raising and Lion Dance at the Vietnamese Cultural Center. 1-3pm Saturday.

🌳 Write down your wishes for the wishing tree, watch ribbon dancers, take in a Lion Dance performance and see a calligraphy artist in action at Westfield Southcenter's Lunar New Year celebration. 11-1pm Saturday.

🎥 Get your Nordic film fix at the Sámi Film Festival, which is being held Friday and Saturday at Ballard's Majestic Bay Theatres. Sponsored by the National Nordic Museum.

📿 Celebrate Mardi Gras with the Petit Troll Parade, where you can frolic through the Fremont Market alongside a 17-piece jazz band. Meet at Evanston Plaza at noon Sunday.

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