Happy New Year – again! Yes, we get a second chance to start those New Year’s resolutions! This Saturday, January 28, why not join the Chinatown-International District as it welcomes the “Year of the Dragon” with a fun-filled day of events. The Lunar New Year Celebration is the most important festivity in the Chinese Lunar Calendar and brings thousands of families together to participate in authentic cultural activities featuring calligraphy drawing; Chinese yo-yo; Lion and Dragon dances; Taiko drumming; martial arts; and more.
Not far away, there will also be an Open House at City Hall for the public to learn about city departments, services and processes; tour the Mayor and City Council offices; listen to live music; shop at a farmers market; and meet animals up for adoption.
The annual Boat Show will get underway Friday running through next week and the following weekend at CenturyLink Field and South Lake Union.
Information about the three events follows:
Saturday, January 28
Chinatown/ID Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Dragon: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hing Hay Park
Streets closed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. : S King Street between Fifth Avenue S and Maynard Avenue S
Plan on heavy traffic on streets surrounding Hing Hay Park.
City Hall Open House: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
City Hall – Fifth Avenue and Cherry Street
There may be some traffic congestion associated with mobile food vendors that will be staged in the west curb lane of Fifth Avenue, adjacent to City Hall, during the event.
Friday, January 27 through Sunday, February 5
Seattle Boat Show:
CenturyLink Field and South Lake Union
15,000 expected (over the week)
No street closures; however, traffic may be somewhat congested around CenturyLink Field and South Lake Union.