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Join us to celebrate Lunar New Year. One night at Monka Brewing & Uplift Climbing in Shoreline. Enjoy hundreds of lanterns, celebrate the year of the Tiger, music and dance performances, craft workshops, Asian and Asian-fusion food stalls/trucks, a brew from Monka, and more.

Shoreline and Lake Forest Park are vibrant cities, rich in cultural diversity. This event aims to bring people together in honor and recognition of our North King County Asian communities. Stop by and celebrate traditional and contemporary Asian culture, history, food, art, and music.

Free to attend, donations greatly appreciated so we can continue to provide cultural events in our community.

Where?

Monka Brewing &

Uplift Climbing

17211 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

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Festival Highlights

Food & Beverage

Grab a bite from a great selection of local Asian Food Trucks and  enjoy a craft brew at Monka

Music and Dance

Lion dance, music performances and more!

Lanterns

Enjoy hundreds of handmade lanterns

Craft

Make your own lantern kits to take home

Year of the Tiger

Celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Tiger

Interested in participating?

Please see the Applications page

THANK YOU to our Sponsors & Partners

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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.