Fifth Annual Kite Festival

Kite flying fun for all ages!  Come with family or friends to fly in the Garden’s big field. The weather forecast for Saturday is for good breezes and sunshine. Bring your own kite or buy one on site. We have a new supply of colorful kites of varied sizes and styles, plus plain white kites for coloring and decorating. The entertainment highlight this year is a performance by Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy from 3 to 3:30 pm. Also available will be cool beverages and light snack items for purchase.
Suggested admission donation for adults is $3. Free for children and through age 17. Download the event flyer (pdf) for more details, and check the website on Friday evening for any updates.
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Bamboo Circle Celebration

The Seattle Chinese Garden Board of Directors is planning an evening celebration in Knowing the Spring Courtyard to honor and thank long-time Bamboo Circle members and to welcome new members. If you are not on the Garden’s mailing list and would like receive an invitation with more details, send your email and postal addresses to


5th Annual Peony and Bamboo Festival: 1,400 visitors on May 6-7!

Our fifth annual Peony and Bamboo Festival drew an estimated 1,400 people over the weekend. All enjoyed wonderful cultural performances, starting with the lion dance in the courtyard and parade around the Garden, led by Sifu David Leong of Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness. The gorgeous peonies were photo magnets, and many first-time visitors also explored the bamboo groves and the big field. Watch for more photos and details in email updates and on Facebook. Thank you to everyone who attended the festival, and those who helped make it a great success, including our hard-working staff and volunteers. We especially thank our festival cosponsors — American Peony Art and Culture Association, American Bamboo Society Northwest Chapter — and our collaborators, the Confucius Institute of Washington and the Pacific Science Center.

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