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Dragon Boat Festival

Official Website:Dragon Boat Festival
Location:Western Avenue Bridge, Cambridge, MA
Phone:(617) 426-6500
Dates:Saturday, June 13, 2015 - Sunday, June 14, 2015
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Fairs & Festivals

Dragon Boat FestivalCome celebrate the 35th Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14, 2015, 12pm – 5pm.

Brightly colored Hong Kong style dragon boats by paddlers of 50 teams from New England and other parts of North America race down the Charles River between JFK Street and Western Avenue. Cultural programs will begin at 12 Noon.

All programs are free and family friendly. They include Chinese dragon and lion dances, Martial Art, dance and music, traditional Japanese drumming, and more!

There will be hands-on-activities of Chinese arts and crafts by Greater Boston Cultural Association. Asian foods galore will line the Memorial Drive.

This one-day festival is a showcase of what Cambridge has to offer and visitors and community members alike with an array of arts, cultural, and community organizations’ activities that happen year-round throughout the city.


Races begin at 9:00am
Cultural programs will begin at 12 Noon and run through 5:00pm


Western Avenue Bridge, Cambridge, MA map

The race course runs from the Western Avenue Bridge to the Weeks footbridge on Memorial Drive near Harvard Square.

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