PICTORIAL: Dragon Fest 2013

Photos by George Liu/NWAW

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Over 25,000 people visited the International District during Dragon Fest 2013, according to preliminary counts, many for the first time ever.

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McDonald’s returned as presenting sponsor for the 2013 Dragon Fest.

 

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McDonald’s also provided kid-friendly games and shows.

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Approximately 100 volunteers staffed information booths and took surveys to ensure the event ran smoothly.

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Lawrence Pang (left) and Van Vong (right) joined in the festivities.

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Activities ranged from games and crafts to dances and tai chi.

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Of the dozens of cosplayers that competed, only four received prizes.

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The International Dance Party debuted at the 2013 festival.

 

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Groups from the Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indian, Pacific Islander, and other communities performed.

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Kid-friendly entertainment included games, arts and crafts, and multiple kid-aimed performances.

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Sakura Con cosplayers visited the International District once again, showing off their various costumes.

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Cosplayers walked across the main stage, striking poses in hopes of winning the cosplay contest.

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People of all ages attended the festival, some to enjoy the programing and some to perform.

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Volunteers were deployed to ensure that the ID remained tidy and litter free.

 

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