Dragon Boat Festival 2019
Come celebrate the 40th Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. 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. Performances. Arts and crafts demonstrations. Tasty Asian foods. Join us for North America's longest running Dragon Boat Festival! See the 2017 festival schedule for a sample of activities.
All programs are free and family friendly. They include Chinese dragon and lion dances, Martial Art, dance and music, traditional Japanese drumming, and more! View the Entertainment Schedule
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.
The 2017 Boston Dragon Boat Festival will be held on June 10-11, 2017.
Saturday June 10, 2017 - Races Only
MIT Pierce Boathouse (Boathouse Directions)
7:00AM – 2:00PM Dragon Boat Races - Time Trials
Sunday June 11, 2017 - Races and Cultural Festival
Along Charles River Near Harvard (Festival Directions)
Boston Side - Docks
7:00AM – 5:00PM Dragon Boat Races - Finals
Cambridge Side - Along Memorial Drive
12:00PM – 5:00PM Asian Food
Cambridge Side - Main Tent
12:00PM – 5:00PM Arts and Crafts & Asian Cultural Performances
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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