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Dates:Sunday, June 13, 2021 - Sunday, June 13, 2021
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Fairs & Festivals
boston dragon boat festival 2021 virtual photoIn consideration of our 30,000+ participants' health and safety in these unique times the Festival has decided to take our festival virtual this year for the very first time!

We would love for you to participate! For now, mark your calendars, the event is planned for our traditional dates, the 2nd weekend of June, June 12/13th. Final date/time/details to be updated, so stay tuned!

====Past Year Details=====

Come celebrate the 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!

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.

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Festival Schedule

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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