Festival Schedule

The 2018 Boston Dragon Boat Festival will be held on June 9-10, 2018. 

Saturday June 9, 2018 - Races Only

MIT Pierce Boathouse (Boathouse Directions)

7:00AM – 2:00PM  Dragon Boat Races - Time Trials

Sunday June 10, 2018 - 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

Performances & Demonstrations

The performance schedule for 2018 will be posted at a later date.  The 2017 schedule is posted below for reference.  

The schedule may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Time   Organiztion
12:00 Eye-dotting ceremony < Opening Ceremony>   
  Chinese Waist Drum Dance (Boston side) GBCCA
12:15 Dragon Dance  Wahlum Kungfu Academy
12:45 Opening Ceremony  
1:00 Chinese Tradional Music and Chinese Yo-Yo GBCCA
1:25 Suona Solo Guo Yazhi
1:40 Korean Traditional Dance Boston Korean Dance Group
2:10 Asia Folk Song Feng Lili
2:15 Chinese Martial Arts Demonstration Wahlum Kungfu Academy
2:45 Qipao Walk Show World United Qipao Association Boston Branch
2:55 Taekwon-do Jae Hun Kim Taekwon-do Institute
3:30 Popping Show Tian Bochao
3:45 Rhythmic Girls for Girls' Sports
4:00 Chinese and Asia art demonstration CCCC
4:30 Japanese Taiko Drumming Odaiko New Englang
5:00 Award ceremony for wining teams  

Art and Cultural Demonstrations


Taichi Demonstration and Workshop         By Asian Culture Center Tai Chi Program

11:30AM-12:00PM     Boston Side by John W. Weeks Foot Bridge

12:30PM-1:00PM     Cambridge side by Arts and Crafts Tent 


Beijing Opera demonstration          By Boston Beijing Opera Association 

1:30PM-2:00PM     Cambridge side by Arts and Crafts Tent        

2:30PM-3:00PM     Cambridge side by Arts and Crafts Tent


Lion Dance Demonstration and Workshop         By Gunkwok Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe

3:30PM-4:00PM     Cambridge side by Arts and Crafts Tent

4:30PM-5:00PM     Cambridge side by Arts and Crafts Tent