And then the rains came. If this isn’t your first winter in Seattle, you know that getting through the long grey winter with your sanity intact will require every trick in the book. Of course mood elevating recreational marijuana is here to help, making even daily routine seem more entertaining. But it’s also important to remind yourself that there’s more to life than rain-drenched commutes, wet shoes, and Netflix.
The International District’s Lunar New Year is a perfect salve for seasonal affective disorder. You can infuse your world with color, spice, and music while at the same time reminding yourself why you live in Seattle in the first place — the city abounds with culture, and the International District is a gem in its crown.
So swing by your favorite Belltown weed shop to pick up your winter cheer and then amble down to the ID to enjoy dragon and lion dances, Japanese Taiko Drumming, martial arts performances, costume contests, and, of course, amazing food. The annual neighborhood food walk allows you to pay only $3 per restaurant to sample simmering delicacies from China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia. (If you pick up a passport and get it stamped by five restaurants you’re eligible to two international round-trip tickets from Delta Airlines. Talk about escaping the winter doldrums…)
Weed pairing: Obviously this event is made for stoners, and you might as well have fun and choose a particularly appropriate bud. May we recommend Moonwalker Kush? Celebrate the lunar new year in style with this stoney strain from Royal Tree Gardens. With 23.7% THC, Moonwalker Kush delivers a cerebral, euphoric high that will enhance the sparkle of the lunar year in Chinatown and the International District. Happy New Year from Have a Heart, your one stop Belltown shop for pot, edibles, and fine topicals.
The festival runs from 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, January 21, 2017.