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.
Saturday, July 14th, 2012, 12-8pm
& Sunday, July 15th, 2012, 12-6pm
Hing Hay Park @ S. King St. & Maynard Ave. S.
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 (Sakura-Con)
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.