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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Summer Events in the Chinatown/International District

7/12/2013  1:25:00 PM
Joaquin Uy  (206) 684-0155
Joe Mirabella  (206)733-9810

Summer Events in the Chinatown/International District
City promotes resources to participate, volunteer and navigate summer events

This year’s summer calendar of events continues with many diverse activities for people from all walks of life. There is an event taking place nearly every weekend from July through September.

These gatherings encourage and support the interaction of neighbors, friends, families and strangers, increase the vibrancy of our neighborhoods, and provide positive economic impact.

With most outdoor events in Seattle happening during sunny summer months, we sometimes have multiple large scale events happening on the same day.

The City’s online Special Events Calendar has links to event details and route maps that can help you navigate getting to and from these events, and getting around town:

Plan ahead for these Chinatown/International District Summer events:

Chinatown/International District Dragon Fest – July 13-14 (Saturday and Sunday)

  • South King Street and surrounding streets

Bon Odori Festival – July 20 - 21 (Saturday and Sunday)

  • South Main Street from 14th – 16th Ave South

Chinatown Seafair Parade – July 21 (Sunday)

  • South King Street and surrounding streets

Nihomachi Nite – August 10 (Saturday)

  • South Main Street and surrounding streets

Vietnamese Martyrs Parish Summer Festival – August 10 (Saturday)

  • Bailey Gatzert School Playground (1301 E. Yesler Way)

Hop Sing Tong (Dragon/Lion Dance) – September 7 (Saturday)

  • Maynard Avenue

So get out there and participate, volunteer, and navigate through the fun this summer!

Seattle Special Events Office
The City of Seattle plays a strong role in helping event planners bring people together safely and successfully in both city-wide and neighborhood events. The Office of Economic Development’s Special Events Office processes applications for special events for review by the Special Events Committee and serves as a primary point of assistance for event planners. The Special Events Office website has guidelines and requirements, event calendars, and contact information. Visit

Office of Economic Development

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