With the all-weekend closure of sections of 520 and 405, traveling between Seattle and the East Side won't be fun. So if you're on the Seattle side looking for something to do Saturday, come join us in the International District!
There's a $2 food walk with prizes(!), performances, and even a dance party after 8pm on Saturday!
Let's meet at Hing Hay Park (hopefully it won't be too crowded) at noon on the Saturday of the event (7/13). From there, we can decide to do the food walk or watch performances (or both!). I'll be the lady with the short blonde hair (kind of like my Meetup photo). I'll send out my number for latecomers as well. Bring cash if you want to do the food walk! Admission in general is FREE.
If you'd rather go Sunday, I may be going and can join you as well, but Saturday seems to be more packed with events.
Hope to see you there!
From the official event/ID website:
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
Seattle's Chinatown-International District
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
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
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