Take part in the largest pan-Asian celebration in the Northwest the weekend of July 15th and 16th!
Happening in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown-International District!
The Dragon Fest event will feature non-stop cultural performances including Dragon and Lion dances, Traditional Korean drumming, martial arts demonstrations, the Chinese Girls Drill Team, and much, much, more. For Seattle’s foodies we are proud to bring back the Annual $3 Food Walk with over 40 restaurants offering a wide array of international $3 bites and a few bonus retail!
From Chinese lion / dragon dances and traditional Korean drumming to Pacific Islander dances and bhangra/bollywood performance; the Dragon Fest features 14 hours of non-stop cultural performances from around the world!
SATURDAY, JULY 15TH, 2017 from 12 PM – 8 PM | SUNDAY, JULY 16TH, 2017 from 12 PM – 6 PM
ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE, SATURDAY JULY 15TH
|12:00 pm||Lion/Dragon Dance & Martial Arts||Mak Fai Kung Fu Club|
|1:00 pm||Martial Arts Demo||NW Wushu|
|1:30 pm||Trashion Fashion Contest||Northwest Asian Weekly|
|2:30 pm||Chinese Drill Team||Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team|
|3:00 pm||Traditional Japanese Dance||Kabuki Academy|
|3:30 pm||Korean Traditional Performing Arts||Oolleemm|
|4:00 pm||Taekwondo||Master Cho’s Taekwondo
|4:15 pm||Bhangra & Bollywood Dance||Rhythms of India|
|4:45 pm||Egg Tart & Dumpling Eating Contest||CIDBIA|
|5:30 pm||Chinese Cultural Dance||Tanya Woo
|6:00 pm||Live Performance||Emily Rio Barber|
|6:15 pm||Live DJ||DJ Remi from Fraggle Rock & Friends|
|7:00 pm||Break Dancing||Fraggle Rock & Friends|
ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE, SATURDAY JULY 16TH
|12:00 pm||Lion/Dragon Dance & Martial Arts||NW Kung Fu Fitness|
|1:00 pm||Hawaiian Entertainment||Aloha Island Treasures|
|1:30 pm||Sakura Con Cosplay Contest||ANCEA/Sakura Con|
|2:30 pm||Taiko Drumming||Seattle Kokon Taiko|
|3:00 pm||Martial Arts Demonstrations||Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy|
|3:30 pm||Jazz Performance||Garfield High School|
|4:00 pm||Brazilian Martial Arts||International Capoeira Angola Foundation|
|4:15 pm||Traditional Thai Dancing||Thai Cultural Society|
Over the past 100 years, Chinese, Japanese and Filipino immigrants, Italians, African Americans, and Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees have shaped this diverse neighborhood business district. Today, the neighborhood is a destination for savvy locals and intrepid travelers who seek a genuine taste of Seattle, easily accessible by foot, transit or car.
Take the time and you’ll be rewarded with a quiet garden atop a terraced hillside, teashops around the corner and restaurants to please an array of taste buds and budgets, from hand-rolled noodles to crispy duck. Take part in the tradition of karaoke and an learn more about the emerging art scene. Browse exhibits in a one-of-a-kind Asian–Pacific Islander museum, historic gift galleries and unique shops mixing traditions of the past with designs of the present.
Seattle’s Chinatown International District:
Explore for yourself — and be a tourist in your own town.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHERE TO SHOP IN THE CHINATOWN-ID? CLICK HERE.
Each year we strive to attract a diverse array of craft vendors and it is for this reason that we keep our fees low. Like you, we are a small organization and place great value on ensuring our events are affordable to small, local businesses that offer unique products. With this in mind, we have worked hard to grow the event over the last few years and we continue to do so with the help of our community partners, and you, local vendors.
We understand that your time is precious and your budget is limited. That is why we work to promote Dragon Fest throughout the region.
For each event we create over 10,000 postcards, 2,000 posters, produce print advertisements in the Seattle Times, the Stranger or the Seattle Weekly as well as local community papers. In addition, we purchase online banner ads, television commercials and on air radio ads along with a very active Social Media presence throughout Seattle and Western Washington.
The 2017 Dragon Fest Application are now open!
STILL GOT QUESTIONS? No problem, simply email Events@cidbia.org for more information.
The Dragon Festival is the Pacific Northwest’s largest annual Asian American celebration.Centered in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown-International District, the Festival attracts tens of thousands of 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 CID is excited to promote the District’s 120 restaurants through the Annual $3 Food Walk. With a wealth of family friendly activities, Dragon Fest is the premier pan Asian American celebration in the Northwest.
• Access to tens of thousands of attendees
• High impact and creative integration
• Branded entertainment
• Multiple programming platforms offering targeted lifestyle and experiential marketing
• Inclusion in a regional marketing and media campaign
The staff at the CIDBIA will work with you and your team to customize a level of sponsorship that best meets your marketing needs. Contact us for opportunities at: (206) 382-1197 ext. 2 or Events@cidbia.org