SF International Dragon Boat Festival This Weekend
This weekend, you can go to Treasure Island for a free weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural performances, and fun-filled activities for the whole family at the largest competitive dragon boat festival in the United States.
The festival kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 17 at noon with the traditional blessing by Buddhist monks from Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale. Then the dragon boat racing begins. Dragon boat teams range from novice to competitive skill level. Novice teams represent local Bay Area corporations, public agencies and non-profit community. Recreational and competitive teams practice year-round and hail from all over the United States, Canada and the Netherlands. This year’s championship race is going to be one of the fiercest battles for victory to date!
In addition to the exciting dragon boat racing, the Festival typically features many fun cultural activities: an entertainment stage with live dance and music performances, the Dragon Land children’s activity pavilion, and a variety of food, arts & crafts, and other vendors.
Parking for the event is free.
Click here to visit the Dragon Boat Festival website to learn more.