Come join spectators and competitors for a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural performances, and fun-filled activities for the whole family at the largest competitive dragon boat festival in the United States. This year, the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival has over 130 dragon boat teams and 3,500 dragon boat paddlers racing in the 300 and 500 meter courses. Dragon boat teams range from novice to competitive skill level. Novice teams represent local Bay Area corporations, public agencies and non-profit community. Recreational and competitive teams practice year-round and hail from all over the United States, Canada and the Netherlands. This yearâ€™s championship race is going to be one of the fiercest battle for victory to date!
In addition to the exciting dragon boat racing, the Festival features many fun cultural activities: an entertainment stage with live dance and music performances, the Dragon Land childrenâ€™s activity pavillion and a variety of food, arts & crafts and other vendors.
September 14th and 15th, 2013
Festival hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST
Racing is from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST
Treasure Island, San Francisco
No admission fee
For more information go to www.sfdragonboat.com/