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The Springfield Dragon Boat Festival

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

$5

A Dragon Boat is a giant Chinese war canoe (see pictures). The Springfield Dragon Boat Festival is a series of friendly, fun dragon boat races between groups, companies, organizations, etc. assembled to compete for one day. The Festival goes from 8am to 4pm on a summer Saturday (date shown above) at North Riverfront Park on the Connecticut River, 121 West Street, Springfield, MA (See parking directions below). Your team needs at least 17 people: 8 men, 8 women, a Drummer (wears a costume, beats a drum, rides in the bow of the dragon boat), plus a few spares.

 

Each race is 200 meters (about 2 football fields), lasts about one minute, each team races at least 3 times, no experience is required, all equipment is provided, a practice session is included, and medals are awarded! Festival proceeds benefit the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club, a Springfield non-profit connecting people with healthy riverfront activity.

Admission is free for spectators to enjoy the dragon boat racing, food trucks, cultural performances, and more!

PARKING FOR SPECTATORS AND TEAMS: 101 WEST STREET REAR, SPRINGFIELD MA 01104.

Please carpool as parking may be limited.

An optional donation of $5 to support PVRC programming may be requested.

Volunteers please park at 55 Avocado Street. 

Details

Date:
July 20
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$5
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.pvriverfront.org/dragon-boat-festival

Venue

North Riverfront Park
121 West St
Springfield, MA
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