The London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is now firmly established as one of the capital’s most exciting cross-cultural sporting festivals. With a reputation as Europe’s most prestigious dragon boat festival, it draws visitors from across the UK and overseas. Following last year’s landmark anniversary, the 21st annual edition has been announced for Sunday 26th June at the London Regatta Centre.
The festival attracts up to 10,000 people throughout the day, with the spectacular action on the water provided by up to 40 competing club, corporate and amateur teams battling it out for 4 cups. On dry land, the free, family-friendly day-out also features a food festival representing the tastes of South East Asia, live music on the East West Festival stage showcasing new artists from the East and West, martial arts displays, and traditional Chinese lion dancing.
The festival provides an excellent opportunity to experience Chinese culture. Organised by London Chinatown Lions Club, the fund-raising event donates proceeds to the club’s nominated charities, and is supported by The Hong Kong Executives Club, The London Chinatown Chinese Community Centre and the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office.
REGISTER FOR THE DRAGON BOAT RACE:
Everyone is encouraged to participate – seasoned rowers to beginners alike. Teams from companies, organisations, and community groups, all take part in a fantastic showcase for what is one of Britain’s fastest growing water sports. Race registration and information on team sponsorship packages can be found via: www.dragonboatfestival.co.uk. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.