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A Glimpse of China - Seattle Chinese Culture & Arts Festival will take place on May 20, 2023 at the Armory Food & Event Hall. The festival is part of the Seattle Center Festál series.

Seattle Center Festál is a year-round series of 24 free cultural festivals, produced in partnership with community organizations. In 2022, Festál celebrated 25 years of stories and traditions, ushering in a new era of hybrid programming. Learn more about Festál and subscribe to the  newsletter for updates.

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Seattle Center Festál presents A Glimpse of China – Chinese Culture & Arts Festival in partnership with Washington Chinese Arts & Culture Committee (WCACC). The festival explores traditional and contemporary influences of China, covering 5,000 years of history through folk dances, artwork, dance, and more! 


Washington Chinese Arts & Culture Committee (WCACC) is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to foster understanding, friendship, and opportunities between local Chinese and American communities.


  • Chinese is the most difficult language in the world.
  • Fortune cookies were not invented in China and served at all restaurants.
  • There are not just two dialects (Cantonese or Mandarin) in China.
Learn more about Washington Chinese Arts & Culture Committee (WCACC).
Visit WCACC Website

A Glimpse of China Event Details

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