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Best of This Weekend in Seattle January 27 – 29

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It’s a weekend of celebration! Lunar New Year festivities, animals and nature, Seattle Boat Show, Sportmen’s Show, Tacoma Home and Garden Show and more. The snow has melted. Time to get out and explore!

Chinatown International District Lunar New Year
Saturday, January 28
11:00am – 4:00pm
Hing Hay Park
423 Maynard Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98104
206.382.1197
http://www.cidbia.org

There is nonstop entertainment throughout the day including Lion and Dragon dances, Taiko drumming, martial arts, Children’s Parade Contest, Food Walk and more to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

Washington Sportsmen’s Show
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
January 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29
Puyallup Fair and Events Center
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
http://www.thesportshows.com/wss

Western Washington’s only sportsmen’s show runs January 25 – 29 and spotlights the one-of-a-kind indoor “Steelhead River,” over 150 hours of free “how to” seminars, camp cooking demonstrations, the Kid’s Free Trout Pond, the “Head & Horns” competition and much more.

Seattle International Boat Show
Friday, January 27 through Sunday, February 5
CenturyLink Field Event Center
800 Occidental Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
http://www.seattleboatshow.com

The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is the West Coast’s Largest Boat Show featuring more than 1,000 recreational watercraft, seminars and the latest accessories indoors at CenturyLink Field, plus afloat on South Lake Union.

Visit Hawaii in Your own Back Yard
Saturday and Sunday
January 28 and 29
Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Seattle, WA 98101
206.386.4300
http://www.seattleaquarium.org

See the aquarium’s Pacific Coral Reef exhibit and Hawaiian fish, along with the Oahu Visitors Bureau and the Waikiki Aquarium. There will be Hawaiian entertainment, hula dancers, hands-on activities, special diver shows and fresh flower leis. Dress in your best Aloha wear and come enjoy Aloha Spirit at the Aquarium.

Tacoma Home and Garden Show
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
January 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29
Tacoma Dome
2727 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
253.272.3663
http://www.otshows.com

Washington State’s largest combined home and garden event introduces visitors to a huge range of products and services by over 1,000 exhibits–providing a “one-stop” shopping and information-gathering experience for show goers.

Groundfrog Day in Snohomish
Saturday, January 28
11:00am – 1:00pm
Downtown Snohomish
Avenue A and First Street
http://www.groundfrogday.com

A farcical and fun attempt to take the doldrums days of winter, get the jump on Punxsutawney Phil with a uniquely west coast adaptation of Ground Hog day folklore. This is the 7th Annual GroundFrog Day Celebration event. The Ceremony came back downtown in 2011 and Snohomish Slew will again make his prediction at the event Gazebo.

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