Families with Children from China New England

Boston Dragon Boat Festival 2019

  • 09 Jun 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Cambridge along the Charles River at the Weeks Footbridge on Memorial Drive between the JFK and Western Avenue Bridges

North America's oldest running Dragon Boat Races!


70+ dragon boat teams from the USA and Canada will compete on a 500-meter course in an energetic race to the finish line. The teams practice in the spring to prepare for the June races, paddling in sleek, colorful 39-foot-Hong Kong-style dragon boats. Along with dragon boat races, the festival will also present performances from various Asian cultures, food, and arts and crafts representing traditions of this ancient Chinese celebration.

Admission is free and the festival will take place rain or shine.


Below are additional details on the race and cultural program:

Dragonboat Race on June 9th: Races will start at 8am and conclude at 5pm.

Cultural Program on June 9th:

Performances and Demonstrations:

12:00: Eye-dotting Ceremony
12:00: Chinese Waist Drum Dance
12:00: Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association
12:15: Traditional Chinese Music - GBCCA
12:20: Dragon Dance Parade (From Boston to Cambridge
across the bridge) - Wahlum Kungfu Academy
12:50: Opening Ceremony (Cambridge Side)
1:25: Philippino Dance - Philippines Association
1:55: Chinese Dance - ADA Dance School
2:15: Chinese Martial Arts Demonstration - Wahlum Kungfu Academy
2:45: Chinese Dance - Angel Performing Arts
3:15: Taekwon-do Demonstration - Jae Hun Kim Taekwon-do Institute
3:45: Indian Dance - Academy of Creative Arts
4:15: Chinese Yoyo - CCCC
4:30: Japanese Taiko Drumming - Odaiko New England
5:00: Award Ceremony


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