PICTORIAL: Dragon Fest 2013 July 19, 2013 By Northwest Asian Weekly Leave a Comment Photos by George Liu/NWAW Over 25,000 people visited the International District during Dragon Fest 2013, according to preliminary counts, many for the first time ever. McDonald’s returned as presenting sponsor for the 2013 Dragon Fest. McDonald’s also provided kid-friendly games and shows. Approximately 100 volunteers staffed information booths and took surveys to ensure the event ran smoothly. Lawrence Pang (left) and Van Vong (right) joined in the festivities. Activities ranged from games and crafts to dances and tai chi. Of the dozens of cosplayers that competed, only four received prizes. The International Dance Party debuted at the 2013 festival. Groups from the Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indian, Pacific Islander, and other communities performed. Kid-friendly entertainment included games, arts and crafts, and multiple kid-aimed performances. Sakura Con cosplayers visited the International District once again, showing off their various costumes. Cosplayers walked across the main stage, striking poses in hopes of winning the cosplay contest. People of all ages attended the festival, some to enjoy the programing and some to perform. Volunteers were deployed to ensure that the ID remained tidy and litter free.