Thursday, June 30 2022
Two members of the Mak Fai Kung Fu Club perform an acrobatic routine as the crowd watches.

All photos by Ronnie Estoque.

Originally, the Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) intended to hold its New Year celebration event on February 5. Eventually they rescheduled the event due to an increase in COVID cases. Over the past weekend, Saturday, April 30, the rescheduled spring event drew hundreds of people who packed the S. King St. hallway.

Local vendors set up shop throughout the day and showcased a diverse range of food and wares. Hing Hay Park served as the main stage for all of Saturday’s performances, which included Sayaw Filipino Folk Dance Troupe at UW, Mak Fai Kung Fu Club, NW Kung Fu & Fitness, NW Wushu, WuDang Martial Arts, Seattle Kokon Taiko, and a Chinese Cultural Dance by Tanya Woo.

“Today’s celebration is kind of a wake-up call for many communities,” David Leong, owner of Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness School, told Fox13 Seattle in a segment that aired May 1.

S King St. was packed as event attendees visited various local vendor stalls to purchase food and merchandise.
Hing Hay Park was full of community members all eager to watch Saturday’s performances.
Dainty District, owned by Debbie Foong, showcased handmade earrings and other jewelry at its vendor booth.
Vietnamese restaurant, Bun & Oc, grilled seafood during the event.
UW’s Sayaw Filipino folk dance troupe perform Maglalatik for the crowd. Photo by Ronnie Estoque.

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