McDonald's Presents Seattle’s Chinatown-ID Dragon Fest 2011
Jul. 09, 2011 03:00 PM
Jul. 10, 2011 09:00 PM
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- the Pacific Northwest’s largest annual Asian American celebration.
Check information about 2012 Dragon Fest HERE!
Centered in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown-International District, the Festival attracts more than 25,000 people over two days and features a line-up of over 30 cultural performances with everything from the spirited Chinese lion and dragon dances, to captivating martial arts demonstrations and Japanese Taiko drumming. Bounded by the iconic Chinese Gate and beautiful Hing Hay Park, this Seafair Festival brings the streets to life with historic walking tours, a large-scale outdoor Asian market and cultural activities for people of all ages. In addition, this year the Festival will host a Food Walk with many of Chinatown-ID’s 85 restaurants offering up a variety of discounted tastes to give visitors the chance to sample cuisines from around the world.
McDonald’s presents the 2011 Dragon Festival—back this summer with vibrant Lion and Dragon dances, rhythmical Japanese taiko drumming, Chinese martial arts demonstrations, Asian drill team and Indian dance performances. Seattle’s Chinatown-International District will come to life on Snoqualmie Casino’s Dragon Stage, while children from around the region will be treated to a host of activities from origami, lantern-decorating, face-painting, and kite-making in the American Family Insurance Youth & Family Cultural Pavilion. Arts and crafts vendors from around the region will be on site selling a host of locally made goods.
Saturday, July 9th, 2011, 12-8pm; Sunday, July 10th, 2011, 12-6pm
Hing Hay Park @ S. King St. & Maynard Ave. S.
Saturday, July 9th
12:00 Chinese Community Girls Drill Team
12:30 Ronald McDonald Magic Show
1:00 Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club
2:00 Kaze Daiko
3:00 Rhythms of India
4:00 Seahawks Blue Thunder
5:00 Northwest Wushu & Seattle Wushu Center
7:00 Anime Costume Contest
Sunday, July 10th
12:00 Halau Hula O’Napualani
1:00 Tony Au International Lion Dance & Martial Arts Team
2:00 Hengda Dance Academy
3:00 Rainier Vista Khmer Dance Group
4:00 P.A.Y.O. Dancers
5:00 One World Taiko
NEW: Food Walk w/ $2 Tasting Menu!
This year, local food lovers can treat themselves to an afternoon of international cuisine designed to accommodate all budgets. In addition to an international selection of food trucks, sixteen of Chinatown-ID’s premier restaurants invite you to celebrate Dragon Fest with your taste-buds, and will be featuring an incredible $2 tasting menu on both Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th! Diners who sample more than four participating restaurants will be eligible to enter a drawing for a grand prize. Participating restaurants include newcomers like World Pizza, Fuji Bakery, as well as Chinatown-ID staples like Sea Garden, Kaname Izakaya, Harbor City, Oasis Tea Zone, Fu-Lin Ramen House, Fortuna Café, Phnom Penh Noodle House, Sub-Sand, Cake House, 663 Bistro and Dim Sum King. Vegans can also delight in sampling Loving Hut’s Vietnamese spring rolls.
Please download the Food Walk punch card HERE.
Anime Costume Contest
Hing Hay Park I Saturday, July 9th: 7-8pm
Dragon Fest is calling all Anime enthusiasts to participate in our 2011 Dragon Fest Anime Cosplay Contest! Whether you’re into Final Fantasy, Naruto or Pokeman - we invite all Cosplayers to strut their stuff on the Dragon Main Stage in Hing Hay Park to win some awesome prizes! You may preregister by downloading an application or sign up on the day of the event at the Anime Registration Booth – located on the corner of 6th Ave S and S King St (within the IPM Parking Lot). Competition begins at 7PM. On the day of the competition, all contestants must check in at the Anime Registration Booth between 4-6:30PM. Contestants will then line up to parade from the Anime Registration Booth to the Dragon Main Stage in Hing Hay Park. Please note - A short character description is needed from each contestant for the emcee to announce on stage. Please download application HERE.
Please find more information from the Dragon Fest Guide, by our print media partner
Call for Volunteers
Greetings! McDonald’s presents Seattle’s Chinatown International District Dragon Fest will take place on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10. The success of this event depends on the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. This is a great opportunity to get involved in one of Seattle’s largest summer festivals.
Learn more about job duties HERE.
If you or anyone you know are interested, please contact Hien Dang at (206) 382-1197 or.
Thank you again and we really appreciate your help!
Interested in becoming a vendor at our event?
Please contact Julia Nelson for a vendor application at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 382-1197.