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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Spartan Recreation Center
202 NE 185th St, Shoreline, WA 98155
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come celebrate the Lunar New Year on February 24, 2024 at The Spartan Recreation Center in Shoreline.


Join us for a Lion Dance, music, Kung Fu demonstrations, hands-on art, food trucks and more!

Free and family-friendly!

Everyone is welcome. Rain or shine.


Lantern Craft Template - coming soon

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Shoreline and Lake Forest Park 海岸線和湖泊森林公園 are vibrant cities, rich in cultural diversity. This event brings people together into celebrate the lively arts and traditions around the Lunar New Year. Stop by and celebrate traditional and contemporary Asian culture, food, art, and music.

Free to attend and open for all ages, though donations are greatly appreciated.


WHEN? 什麼時候?


Saturday, February 24, 2024

 Noon - 3:30 PM

WHERE? 地點:

Spartan Recreation Center

(Spartan Gym)

202 NE 185th St, Shoreline, WA 98155

Schedule of Events:

12:00 Crafts & Food Trucks open

1:45 Celebration Ceremony

2:00 Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demonstration

3:30 Festival Ends

Festival Highlights


Make your own year of the dragon paper lantern with a special art kit created just for the event.

Download your free printable lantern

Pick up your free printable lantern craft kit from the following community partners:

  • ShoreLake Arts Gallery at the Lake Forest Park Town Center

  • Spartan / Shoreline Recreation Center

  • International Community Health Services (ICHS) -Shoreline

  • Shoreline Historical Museum

  • ShoreLake Arts Office

  • City of Shoreline City Hall Building

  • Highland Recreation Center 

  • Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center

  • Shoreline Libraries

Food Trucks

Grab a bite from an Asian inspired food truck.

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Music and Performances

Lion dance, kung fu performance, and music come together at the celebration.

Image by Hodaka Kato

Lantern Festival Facts

The Lantern Festival has been part of the Chinese New Year celebrations since the Han Dynasty

(206 BC – 221AD).  


It is said that the holiday evolved from an ancient Chinese belief that celestial spirits could be seen flying about in the light of the first full moon of the lunar calendar. 


People used torches and eventually lanterns of every shape, size and color to aid them in spotting the spirits. 


The lanterns come in all shapes and sizes. Some are created in the form of animals, insects, flowers, people or even machines and buildings. Others depict scenes from popular stories teaching filial piety and traditional values. A favorite subject is the zodiac animal of the year. 

Find out more info here.

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