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McDonald's Presents Seattle’s Chinatown-ID Dragon Fest 2013

What Social Event
When Jul. 13, 2013 12:00 PM to
Jul. 14, 2013 06:00 PM
Where Chinatown-International District
Contact Email events@cidbia.org
Contact Phone (206) 382-1197
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DF2013 poster w/ logos

McDonald's presents the 2013 Dragon Fest — back this summer with vibrant Lion and Dragon dances, rhythmical Japanese taiko drumming, Chinese martial arts demonstrations, Asian drill team, Korean Dancing, Indian dance performances, and much more! 

Centered in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown-International District, the Festival attracts more than 30,000 people over two days and features a line-up of over 30 cultural performances.

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. This year the Festival will continue to 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 Official Dragon Fest Guide, by our Print Media Partner Northwest Asian Weekly.


Saturday, July 13th, 2013, 12-8pm 
& Sunday, July 14th, 2013, 12-6pm


Free admission


Seattle's Chinatown-International District

Entertainment Schedule

Sat, July 13th

Time Performance Performing Group
12:00 Lion & Dragon Dances 
Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club
1:00 Martial Arts Demonstration Northwest Wushu & Seattle Wushu Center
1:30 Filipino Dancing P.A.Y.O. Dancers
2:00 The official Seahawks drumline Seahawks Blue Thunder
2:30 Traditional Korean Dance Asia Pacific Cultural Center
3:00 Japanese Taiko Drum Kaze Daiko
3:30 Japanese Kabuki Kabuki Academy
4:00 Chinese Girls Drill Team Chinese Community Girls Drill Team
4:30 Vietnamese Lion Dance LQ Lion Dance Team
5:00 Live Music and Dance
Battalion Entertainment
6:30 Chinese Classical Dance Hengda Dance Academy
7:00   Vietnamese & Chinese Lion Dance    
Tony Au Int'l Lion Dance & Martial Arts Team
7:30  Break Dance and Hip Hop
Massive Monkees

Sun, July 14th

Performance Performing Group
12:00 Lion Dance & Chinese Martial Arts    
Master David Leong’s Shaolin Kung Fu
1:00 Traditional Vietnamese Music and Arts Huong Viet Performing Arts Group
1:30 Hawaii Dancing Halau Hula O’Napualani
2:00 Japanese Drumming One World Taiko
2:30 Chinese Martial Arts Jun Hong Kung Fu Club
3:00 Filipino Drill Team FYA Drill Team
3:30 Indian Dancing Rhythms of India
4:00 Internal Martial Arts Demos
Wudang Int'l Martial Arts Academy
4:30 Anime Costume Contest

$2 Food Walk!

Sat, July 13th, noon-8pm & Sun, July 14th, noon-6pm

DF2013 Food Walk Menu front cover only (jpg)Calling all international Foodies! Come treat your taste buds to a trip around the world at the Dragon Fest on July 13th & 14th! Restaurants across the Chinatown-ID will be offering a variety of $2 tastes from China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and beyond! Sample (and collect stamps) from FIVE (5) or more restaurants and you will be eligible to enter a drawing for a GRAND PRIZE!

Simply fill out your information once you've received 5 stamps and return the slip from the Food Walk Menu to the Information Booth during the Dragon Fest!

Download the Food Walk Menu here!

 DF2013 Food Walk Menu inside (jpg)

2nd Annual Chinatown-ID Double Happiness Hour!

Sat, July 13th, 4-9pm  I  Five Participating Locations 

DF2013 double happiness hour poster (jpg)

Come for the culture and the food, stay for the late night dance party and happy hour! To quench the thirst of the adult festival-goers, Chinatown’s 2nd Annual “$2 Double Happiness Hour” will give foodies a chance to wash down their bites with $2 drinks.  On Saturday, from 4pm-9pm, bars from around the neighborhood will be featuring $2 drink specials.  The Festival will also feature an outdoor traditional Japanese sake and beer garden on Saturday and Sunday.

Check participating locations here!

DF2013 double happiness hour map (jpg)

NEW! Chinatown-ID Dance Part

Sat, July 13th, 8pm-12 midnight  I  below the Chinese Gate (5th Ave S & S King St)

DF2013 dance party poster (jpg)New this year, the Chinatown-International District has partnered with local high school radio station C-89.5 FM (KNHC) to host an outdoor “International Dance Party” below the historic Chinese gate on King Street.  Local DJ celebrity Richard J. Dalton will be spinning Top 40 dance tracks with special guest dance performances and others from 8pm to 12 midnight on Saturday, July 13th.  Hollywood Lights has been hired to install a 36” disco ball under the Chinese Gate on Saturday morning for the late-night, all-ages dance party.








4th Annual Anime Costume Contest!

Sun, July 14th, 4:30-6:00pm

DF2013 Anime flyer (jpg)

Dragon Fest is calling all Anime enthusiasts to participate in our 2013 Dragon Fest Anime Costume 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 3:00-4:00pm. 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.

Vendor Application

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

Please download the Vendor Applications:


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