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McDonald's Presents Seattle’s Chinatown-ID Dragon Fest 2012

What Social Event
When Jul. 14, 2012 03:00 PM to
Jul. 15, 2012 09:00 PM
Where Chinatown-International District
Contact Email events@cidbia.org
Contact Phone 206.382.1197
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Info about the 2013 Dragon Fest is coming soon!

DF2012 poster


McDonald's presents the 2012 Dragon Fest—back this summer with vibrant Lion and Dragon dances, rhythmical Japanese taiko drumming, Chinese martial arts demonstrations, Asian drill team, Indian dance performances, and much more! 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 as well as a Happy Hour Event 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.

Please find more information from the Dragon Fest Guide, by our Print Media Partner International Examiner


Saturday, July 14th, 2012, 12-8pm
& Sunday, July 15th, 2012, 12-6pm


Hing Hay Park @ S. King St. & Maynard Ave. S. 


Free admission

Snoqualmie Dragon Stage Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, July 14th

12:00 Lion & Dragon Dances (Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club)
1:00 Martial Arts Demostration
(Northwest Wushu & Seattle Wushu Center)
1:30 Vietnamese Lion & Dragon Dance
(Vovinam Martial Arts of Washington)
2:00 Break Dancing
(Fraggle Rock Crew)
2:30 Japanese Kabuki
(Kabuki Academy)
3:00 Lion & Dragon Dances
(Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club)
3:30 Drumline
(Seahawks Blue Thunder)
4:00 Korean Dancing
(Morning Star Korean Cultural Center)
4:30 Taiko Drumming
(Kaze Daiko)
5:00 Indian Dancing
(Rhythms of India)
6:00 Solo Singing
(Carly Calbero)
7:00 Anime Costume Contest

Sunday, July 15th

12:00 Lion & Dragon Dance/Chinese Martial Arts (Master David Leong’s Shaolin Kung Fu Academy)
12:30 Hawaii Dancing
(Halau Hula O’Napualani)
1:30 Lion Dance/Chinese & Vietmanese Martial Arts
(Tony Au Int'l Lion Dance & Martial Arts Team)
2:00 Internal Martial Arts Demonstration
(Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy)
2:30 Lion & Dragon Dance/Chinese Martial Arts
(Master David Leong’s Shaolin Kung Fu Academy)
3:00 Filipino Dancing
(P.A.Y.O. Dancers)
3:30 Hawaii Dancing
(Halau Hula O’Napualani)
4:00 Lion & Dragon Dances
(Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club)
5:00 Japanese Drumming
(One World Taiko)

Chow-Down in Chinatown!
$2 Food Walk! 10 Food Trucks!

Saturday, July 14th 12-8pm
Sunday, July 15th, 12-6pm

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, 30 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 14th and Sunday, July 15th! Diners who sample more than five participating restaurants will be eligible to enter a drawing for a grand prize.

Please download the Food Walk Map Guide HERE

DF2012 Food Walk postcard back (.jpg)

NEW! $2 Happy Hour!

Saturday, July 14th 4-10pm

Enjoy Chinatown’s most vinyl-laden , Mad Men-era lounges—such as the ‘Dynasty Room’ at Four Seas and the ‘Dragon Room’ at Sun Ya—during the first annual “$2 Double Happiness Hour” on Saturday, July 14th from 4pm to 10pm.  This international bar crawl will feature $2 drink specials at classic bars across Chinatown—explore our neighborhood’s Mid-Century watering holes while enjoying Mid-Century drink prices!

Please download the Double Happiness Hour Map Guide HERE.

DF2012 Happy Hour postcard back (jpg)

Anime Costume Contest

Hing Hay Park I Saturday, July 14th, 7-8pm

DF2012 Anime Contest flyer (.jpg)

Dragon Fest is calling all Anime enthusiasts to participate in our 2012 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. Competition begins at 7PM. On the day of the competition, all contestants must check in at the Anime Registration Booth between 4-6:30PM. Please note - A short character description is needed from each contestant for the emcee to announce on stage.

Please download the Anime Costume Contest application HERE.


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Don Blakeney at don@cidbia.org or (206) 382-1197.

Please download the 2012 Dragon Fest Sponsorship Package HERE

Vendor Application

Interested in becoming a vendor at our event? Please contact events@cidbia.org or (206) 382-1197.

* Deadline for Arts & Crafts Vendor Application HAS BEEN EXTENDED to June 29th, 2012.

Please download the Arts & Crafts Vendor Application HERE
Please download the Cultural Business & Non-profit Booth Application HERE
Please download the Food Vendor Application HERE

Thank your for visiting! More information coming soon.

Presenting Sponsor


Dragon Stage Sponsor


Chinese Gate Sponsor


Lion Sponsor

Seattle Mariners    SPU

Pagoda Partners

 Vulcan logo    Uwajimaya     US Bank

DirectTV logo     United Healthcare logo

 American Hotel

 Print Media Partner


In-Kind Sponsors

 CleanScapes       IPM logo      Merchants Parking logo    Wing Luke logo     ParentMap logo     IBUKI logo    Seattle Parks and Recreation      Crosscut      Seafair

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