Lunar New Years Celebrations

Lunar New Years Celebrations
Posted on 02/05/2024

Under a floating canopy of red lanterns and set to the rhythm of beating drums and dancing lions, the third annual Lunar New Year Edmonds celebration on Feb. 10 is set to usher in the Year of the Dragon. The immersive experience promises a day filled with captivating festivities, rich cultural experiences, and multicultural cuisine.

In Chinese culture, the Lunar New Year follows the lunar cycle, spans 15 days, and marks the arrival of spring. The essential Chinese holiday is an auspicious occasion that symbolizes new beginnings. Lunar New Year Edmonds is hosting a day full of events to celebrate the occasion, including the following:

Free Community Celebration at Edmonds Center for the Arts
The festivities kick off with a free daytime community event from noon to 2 p.m. at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Witness captivating performances, breakdancing, and a short film screening.

Free Lunar New Year Public Market at Civic Center Playfields
The City of Edmonds is hosting a Lunar New Year Market in downtown Edmonds at Civic Field. Immerse yourself in the market's vibrant atmosphere, featuring vendors, a beer garden sponsored by Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary, food trucks, performances, music, and more.

  • 2-6 p.m.   Market at Civic Field
  • 6 p.m.    Lion Dance Mini Parade from Northwest Kung Fu

A Special Lunar New Year Evening (ticketed event) The celebration continues at Edmonds Center for the Arts with A Special Lunar New Year Edmonds Evening hosted by KING-5’s Mimi Jung and local celebrity restaurateur Steven Ono; the ticketed show features dance and musical performances. Tickets are available online.

In celebration of this year's Lunar New Year (the Year of the Dragon), artwork created previously for the Edmonds Arts Commission On the Fence temporary public artwork on Main Street will be displayed again during the month of February in collaboration with Lunar New Year event in Edmonds on February 10th, presented by the Multicultural Association of Edmonds. The artwork depicting a dragon is the creation of former Edmonds Diversity Commission Student Representative Caitlin Chung with assistance from Edmonds’ artist Andy Eccleshall. For information about On the Fence, please go to:

Embrace the Lunar New Year at one of the many AAPI-owned and operated restaurants in Edmonds. Favorites include Bar Dojo, Barkada, Claire’s Pantry, Dumpling Generation, Fashion Dim Sum, Harvest Wonton Noodle, Herfy’s Burger, Hosoonyi, Jaiiya Cafe, Moto Pizza, Noodle Hut, Ono Poke, Our Place Dessert Cafe, Pok Pok Thai Kitchen, Savvy Thai, Teriyaki Way, Thai By Day, T&T Chinese Restaurant, Teriyaki and More, and Wonton Noodle House. And for a quick tutorial before dining, check out the Edmonds Kind of Dim Sum Guide. Foodies will find Lunar New Year specials frequently updated on the Explore Edmonds Instagram and Facebook pages at restaurants like Bar Dojo, Kelnero, Market, Salt & Iron, and Fire & The Feast

“Lunar New Year Edmonds reflects our city’s cultural composition and our commitment to celebrating and honoring diversity as a community,” said Todd Tatum, director of Community Services and Economic Development for the City of Edmonds. “With a lively blend of culture, cuisine, and community, the event encourages everyone to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Edmonds while exploring all Edmonds has to offer.”

Lunar New Year Edmonds grew out of a discussion among members of the Edmonds Diversity Commission about the importance of representation in city-recognized holiday celebrations. A group of Edmonds community members and business owners formed a planning group to launch the first annual Edmonds Lunar New Year celebration in 2022. This group evolved into the Multicultural Association of Edmonds (MAE) which works to foster diverse community representation in Edmonds' traditions and holidays.

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About Edmonds:
Just a stone's throw from the bustling city life of Seattle, Explore Edmonds is the beating heart of the vibrant community of Edmonds, nestled at the edge of Washington’s Salish Sea. Infused with a small-town vibe and invigorating blend of culture and community, Edmonds offers a coastal retreat with an array of experiences. From cozy coffee shops and galleries to iconic festivals and a thriving small-business scene, Edmonds is where the arts, culinary delights, and outdoor adventures converge. For more details on Edmonds' accommodations, eateries, art scene, and seasonal events, visit

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