Experience The C-ID

Every year, thousands of people visit the Chinatown-International District (C-ID) for major cultural festivals and vibrant community celebrations that have been around for decades. From upbeat cross-cultural performances to pan Asian food experiences, families and children can discover activities in the heart of the historic district.

With an interesting mix of traditionally significant events such as Lunar New Year, or a touch of modern flair with Night Market, Chinatown-International District offers the perfect blend of captivating cultural experiences. Whether you like to grab weekend dim sum and bubble tea followed by a stroll in Hing Hay Park or karaoke and bar hop after sports game nights, we invite you to explore the neighborhood and discover the staples that make up Seattle’s Asian identity.

Support C-ID Businesses

Learn ways to support Seattle's Chinatown-International District during COVID-19 and the upcoming holidays!

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Food Walk Series

Our Food Walk Series include special menu deals from around the neighborhood, fitting for any ocassion, ranging from our bust Street Festivals to the Summer Happy Hour Food Walk, and Small Business Saturday. 

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Lunar New Year

Celebrate Seattle’s Chinatown-International District’s annual Lunar New Year with stunning non-stop live cultural entertainment, kids costume parade, and treat your taste buds to the popular $3 Food Walk and enter to win prizes unique to the C-ID. Bring your family and friends to this exciting and unique opportunity you can only find in the Chinatown-International District!

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Dragon Festival

Centered in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown-ID, the Dragon Festival is one of Seattle’s largest annual Asian American celebration. The Dragon Festival brings the streets to life with colorful live multi-cultural performances, historic walking and food tours – including the popular $3 Food Walk that gives festival goers an opportunity to take their taste buds on a trip around the world, kids’ activities, an open air market that features food, arts, and crafts!

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C-ID Night Market

As the sun sets over Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, the historic neighborhood awakens to a vibrant Night Market. Thousands of festival goers take to the streets to feast on a variety of international delights from more than 30 food vendors dishing out a variety of street food to local restaurants serving up the district’s popular staples. The wealth of food is complemented by an outdoor international market, exclusive beer garden, and stage performances fit for a dance party!

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Celebrate Little Saigon

An outdoor food event that celebrates Vietnamese cuisine and culture happening in late July/early August. This event is hosted by the Friends of Little Saigon and Little Saigon businesses. Keep an eye out for the latest food theme!

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History of the Neighborhood

We recognize that the C-ID is filled with diverse stories and cultures that make up the history of the neighborhood, including those of Black, Filipino, and Indigenous communities that has - and continues to build and preserve the district.

A thorough history walk-through is in the works.

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