Top 10 Dragon Boat Festivals in the USA
Dragon Boat Festivals in the USA have become increasingly popular events.Attracting tens of thousands of spectators each year, boats decorated with giant dragon heads and filled with teams of athletic and skilled rowers compete in a variety of events all at the control of helmsmen and drummers in each vessel. Top 10 Dragon Boat Festivals at various different times of year attracting teams from all over the world include the Houston Dragon Boat Festival in Texas and the San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival in California
Here are just 10 of the top dragon boat fesitvals across the USA.
Dragon Boat Festival
Attracting more than 4,000 visitors each year, this Dragon Boat Festival, one of the top 10 dragon boat fesitvals across the USA features the traditional dragon boat races in which teams race against each other in boats resembling giant dragons with dragon-like heads and tails and a drummer beating the pace of the rowing, as well as displays of traditional Chinese art, lion dances, appropriate music and martial arts demonstrations.
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Houston Dragon Boat Festival
Attracting more than 5,000 people to watch 30 teams participate, the Houston Dragon Boat Festival has been a popular event in Houston for over 10 years, attracting participants and viewers with races throughout the day. Other attractions of the festival include Asian cuisine, music and cultural performances, as well as games and entertainment for kids and the whole family.
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Boston Dragon Boat Festival
Attracting about 50 teams from all over the USA, the Boston Dragon Boat Festival, the oldest dragon boat festival in North America, also features all sorts of Asian inspired events such as music, dance, drums, martial arts, songs, and the ever popular abundance of Asian food. Arts and crafts featured at the Boston Dragon Boat Festival include everything from learning how to fold and create Chinese origami items as well as how to decorate opera masks.
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Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
A popular event for a dozen years, the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival highlights competitive and community dragon boat races as well as featuring performances of martial arts, and showcasing Asia with both competitive and community events such as ”villages” depicting life in three Asian countries, performing artists, Asian marketplace, Asian food, traditional Asian dances, events and activities especially for children at Dragonland.
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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park – New York, New York
One of America’s largest dragon boat festivals with 180+ teams competing, the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York is also the oldest, most traditional dragon boat festival in the USA. The fun of the event includes more than 180 + dragon boats racing each other in various races, as well as all sorts of international music, martial arts displays, crafts exhibitions as well as dancing venues and different assortments of food.
For more information visit : http://hkdbf-ny.org/
Dragon Boat and Asian Festival
A major Connecticut event for more than a decade, the continuously growing Dragon Boat and Asian Festival in Hartford (recognized as one of the top dragon boat venues in the USA) features two days of community and club team dragon boat racing and a host of Asian cultural entertainment, martial arts demonstrations, authentic Asian cuisine and activities specifically presented for children.
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Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival
A popular event for almost 2 decades, the Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival showcases more than 50 teams deploying their skills and attracting over 5,000 spectators. A wide range of dragon boat races are interspaced with opening ceremonies, an asian talent presentation, a wide selection of Chinese arts and crafts and concluded with the awards presentations after the two 2000 meter dragon boat races, one of which is for selected teams only.
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San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival
San Francisco, California
Reputed to be the largest dragon boat competition in the USA, the San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival features over 120 dragon boat teams of 20 paddlers showing their various skills in 300 and 500 meter courses. The carnival like event includes everything from the races themselves to lavish cultural entertainments, a special Dragon Land attraction for children, international food vendors, merchandise and even an opening ceremony.
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Miami International Dragon Boat Festival
Miami, Southeast Florida
Attracting more than 25,000 visitors each year, the free Miami International Dragon Boat Festival features the skills and efforts of paddlers in beautifully colored Hong Kong-style Dragon Boats which are 40 feet long, 4 feet wide, carry 20 paddlers, 1 drummer, and 1 steersperson as they compete on the 250-meter course at Bickell Key.
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updated Top 20 Events USA pages do not include every single event on offer in each state or city in America – only those recognized as one of the top 20 in each location, elected by residents, tourists and visitors, the team of travel writers working for Top Events USA, and some officials of the relevant states and cities of the USA too.