Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

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 (Photograph: courtesy HKDBF NY)
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Photograph: courtesy HKDBF NY
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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Travel to beautiful Hong Kong without ever leaving the city thanks to this annual event at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, now in it’s 26th year. Around 180 teams gather at the lake to race on long boats while paddling to the beat of their boat’s drummer at this culture fest inspired by Chinese tradition. On land, you can join in on the fun with music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations and food-court vendors selling Asian cuisine like steamed dumplings, pork-belly buns and frozen delights such as Sno Biz shaved ice. 

Event phone: 718-767-1776
Event website: http://hkdbf-ny.org

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Chloe W
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This festival is a wonderful way to spend a day outside and to celebrate the end of summer.  Admission is completely free, but many vendors give away free drinks, snacks, and merchandise just for visiting their booth.  The races are fun to watch, and are spaced throughout the weekend so every attendee will see a few races. It might not be the fastest-paced sport, but it is engaging - you'll find yourself rooting for a team in no time.

Gigi

This is a wonderful celebration of Chinese culture and competition. This is our 22nd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat festival and it promises to be another great event. Admission is free. Races are all day Saturday and Sunday. There is a festival with live entertainment, food vendors, and lots of games and prizes.