Sunday, Jun 09, 2019 8:00a -
Charles River Weeks Footbridge
948 Memorial Dr
Cambridge, MA 02139
Art, Date Idea, Festivals & Fairs, Sports & Active Life
Come celebrate the 40th Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, June 9, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. rain or shine! Spectators will be able to watch brightly colored dragon boats, piloted by paddlers from all over Massachusetts, New England and New York, as they race down the Charles River from Western Avenue Bridge.
While races start in the morning, cultural programs will begin at 12 Noon. All programs are free and family friendly for visitors. Sponsors, founders and committee members will paint the eyes of the dragon head on each boat at the dock on Boston side. This is an ancient Chinese ceremony that is believed to enable the dragon to soar with the utmost power.
Stay tuned for a full schedule of races and cultural programs.