Los Angeles Dragon Boat Festival

Things to do, Festivals Free
Los Angeles Dragon Boat Festival
Photograph: Courtesy Los Angeles Dragon Boat Festival

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at paddling (or drumming), this low-key, beginner-friendly event is the place to do it. Expect lion dancers on the sidelines and over-the-top outfits on many of the teams, some of which take the annual costume competition as seriously as the race itself. 

By: Brittany Martin

Event website: http://ladragonboat.com