PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

By Jamie Sun
Northwest Asian Weekly

People from all over Seattle gathered in the International District July 20 to watch the annual Chinatown Seafair Parade.

During the parade, police officers helped block the transportation routes to King Street, so audiences could enjoy and concentrate on the parade without traffic. Crowds started from the King Street Southern Baptist Center and continued to gather along the parade route which ended at 8th Avenue and S. Weller Street.

The parade included several costume shows, dragon dances, Tae Kwon Do performances, drill team dances, and more.

The performers in the parade engaged with the audiences on the street—spraying water on the crowds and handing out candy as well as waving to the residents who live in the buildings on King Street.

It was an evening that showcased diversity, culture, and camaraderie in the neighborhood. (end)

Jamie Sun can be reached at info@nwasianweekly.com.

Photos by George Liu/NWAW

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Mayor Ed Murray and husband Michael Shiosaki greeting parade attendees.

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Chief of Police, Kathleen O’Toole.

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Congressman Adam Smith, wife Sarah Bickle-Eldridge, and supporters walking in parade.

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Female pirates in parade.

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Vietnamese Buddhist Association of Washington walking in parade.

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The Muckleshoot Indian Casino float.

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