A boat fest like none other at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Meadow Lake North, Queens, NY on Saturday August 11, 2018 and Sunday, August 12, 2018 at various times.
The 28th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival will be a boat fest like none other at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This annual sporting and multicultural event is held to celebrate the fifth moon or the fifth month of the lunar calendar. In addition to providing audiences with traditional Chinese foods and performances, the festival hosts over 120 dragon boat teams from across North America. Booths located around the main stage area host folk art and craft demonstrations, kids’ story times, cultural performances, food and more. The event will feature a parade on opening day and the US Dragon Boat Open Championship Race, the event will also have martial art demonstration by Shaolin Monks, traditional dance, multicultural music, CASYM Steel Orchestra, Photo Contest, activities for kids, demonstrations of traditional Asian folk arts and crafts at booths and taste delicious ethnic cuisine. Free and open to all.