Festival Schedule

The 2017 Boston Dragon Boat Festival will be held on June 10-11, 2017. 

Saturday June 10, 2017 - Races Only

MIT Pierce Boathouse (Boathouse Directions)

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

Sunday June 11, 2017 - 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 2017 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  

Taichi Demonstration and WorkshopBy Asian Culture Center Taichi Program

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

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


Board Shoe Dance Demonstration and WorkshopBy Xiaomei Liu Cambridge side by Arts and Crafts Tent 




Lion Dance Demonstration and Workshop

By Rhode Island Kung Fu Club (http://www.rikungfuclub.org)

Cambridge side by Arts and Crafts Tent