CID Block Party Returns to the Chinatown International District

A car show, a Pokemon competition, and more 🚙

📸: CID Block Party

Published August 7th | Updated August 25th

📆 Saturday, August 26th • 3 pm – 9 pm 📍 Chinatown International District: 900 S King St 🎟️ Free

The CID Block Party is all about Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) music, arts, and culture, with a main stage under I-5. Free and all ages

Everyone has a block party these days. But what they don’t have elsewhere is what’s unique to that locale. And with the CID Block Party, it’s the intersection of Chinatown, Japantown, Filipino Town, and Little Saigon. The celebration returns for its fourth year, bringing color to a dreary concrete backdrop, splashing it with underground musicfood trucks, a beer garden, a car show, an art walk, and even a Pokemon competition. The urban landscape becomes a confluence of cultures. 

The party starts at 3 pm and closes at 9 pm. The set times:

MUSIC 3 pm – Mak Fai 3:15 pm – CZNS 4:15 pm – Plash 5:20 pm – Lemon Boy ⏰ 6:25 pm – Chinese American Bear ⏰ 7:30 pm – Jeneration DIY  ⏰ 8:35 pm – Sundial More highlights: EMCEE 🎤 Teena Thach ACTIVITIES ⏰ All day – CID Car Show + Beer Garden 5 pm – Tabletop Village Pokémon Competition  5 pm – Bike Quest by Center 4 Bike Repair EATING ​​Chubby Chicky | The Moo Bar | Kathmandu MoMoCha | The Simply Kettle Company | Macadons | Omodo Teahouse | Crave Street Gourmet | Hahn’s Tiramisu | Càphêteria SHOPPING Clara Jane Studio | Magic Shop in Seattle | Silkin | Black Pinay | Tea Faire | Dyme Designs | The Nailon Realm | Kela Designs | F-Rock Clothing | HomeyViis | Smell My Leather | Single Sploot | Shishido Creative | Simple & Soft | Trichome


Patheresa Wells

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