C-ID Night Market

Night Market graphic 2021

Night Out in the Neighborhood

As one of Seattle’s largest Night Market, the conception of C-ID Night Market was intended to provide locals and visitors a unique open-air market experience... at night. Taking after popular night market themes across Asia, the Chinatown-International District Night Market allows festival goers to feast on a variety of international delights; from food vendors dishing out a variety of street food, to local restaurants serving up the district’s popular staples.

What makes the C-ID Night Market unique is the outdoor international market featuring handmade local goods, fresh cut flowers, and Asian inspired items. As the sun sets over the historic Chinatown Gate, live bands and break-dancing groups perform throughout the evening as crowds dance the night away at the all-ages dance party. Streets are segmented off to allow for dozens of street vendors to offer a plethora of food, crafts, shopping, and entertainment choices.

Chinatown Gate at dusk
Night time view of stage
Volunteers at Night Market
Attendees flood the streets of Night Market
Beer Garden at Night Market
Break dancer on stage

Seattle's original C-ID Night Market - September 10, 2022

CIDBIA is excited to produce Seattle's original and most popular Night Market event this fall! Join us on Saturday, September 10th to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with live entertainment, music, dance, food, and a whole lot more. 

CIDBIA and our event producers will follow state and local specifications around COVID-19 health and safety to ensure all of our attendees, vendors, and performers remain safe at C-ID Night Market.

Night Market Tee

Celebrate Mid-Autumn with us by getting a Night Market crewneck or tee! There is a design with a fun graphic on the back that says "Seattle Night Market" in Chinese, or you can opt for a minimal tee with lanterns to light up your wardrobe! All proceeds go towards the CIDBIA's programming on public safety, sanitation, marketing & communication, and advocacy!

More information to come.

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Will I have to wear a mask to enter the Night Market?

Yes, according to Washington State Department of Health, masks are required at large outdoor events (500 people or more) for everyone ages 5+. 

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Will there be restrooms and sanitation stations?

Yes, there will be portable toilets (ADA compliant) and santiation stations throughout the event footprint.

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What if I don't have a mask or forget to bring one?

We will have disposable masks available at the CIDBIA information booth

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Will you check for proof of vaccination?

No, at this time, the health order issued by Public Health - Seattle & King County goes into effect Oct. 25, which is after Night Market. However, masking is required. 

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Is there an opportunity to get vaccinated at the event?

Yes! The International Community Health Services (ICHS) will have their mobile vaccination van on-site from 1:00pm-5:30pm, offering the Pfizer vaccine (12+) and Johnson & Johnson vaccine (18+). Minors should be accompanied by their parents or legal guardian. anguage support in Mandarin, Cantonese and an interpreter line will be available.

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What safety measures is the Night Market event taking?

CIDBIA and our event producers want to ensure that the C-ID Night Market is safe and fun for everyone. Exhibitor booths will be spaced futher apart with designated seating areas to allow for more social distancing, masks will be required throughout the event footprint, and there are sanitation stations available to event attendees. 

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COVID-19 safety information & disclaimer

While participating in events held or sponsored by the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA), consistent with CDC guidelines, participants are encouraged to practice hand hygiene, “social distancing” and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19 and the delta variant.

CIDBIA has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, by visiting and participating in the 2021 C-ID Night Market event you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  

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Can I bring a pet to the Night Market event?

Yes! Pets are welcomed to join as long as they are properly leashed.

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How do I get there and/or where do I park?

There are limited parking lots and street parking in the Chinatown-ID, we suggest taking public transportation (Link light rail, street car, metro, etc.) If you would like to park nearby, there are lots on 614 Maynard Ave S., 900 S King St., Union Station Garage, and street parking around the event perimeters. 

Consider supporting CIDBIA and our work to provide public safety, sanitation, marketing, and advocacy to area businesses by donating now!

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, CIDBIA made the tough decision to cancel two of our festivals in 2020, which were Dragon Fest and the traditional C-ID Night Market. Losing an event means losing the opportunity to fundraise for critical programs that support businesses and residents in this vibrant neighborhood. Small businesses are left with uncertainty in facing continuously changing structures and policies, while doing their best to adapt.

CIDBIA strives to bring back the community aspect of what festivals and events mean to the Chinatown-International District neighborhood in its many years of being the catalyst for significant cultural moments in Seattle. We hope to continue uncovering unique and equitable ways to build this community, together.