Festival Schedule

The 2016 Boston Dragon Boat Festival will be held on June 11-12, 2016. 

Saturday June 11, 2016 - Races Only

MIT Pierce Boathouse (Boathouse Directions)

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

Sunday June 12, 2016 - 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 2016 is now posted below.  The schedule may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

12:00

Eye-dotting ceremony

  Chinese Waist Drum Dance (Boston side) GBCCA (www.gbcca.org)
12:15

Dragon Dance

Wahlum Kungfu Academy (www.wahlumpai.us)
12:45

Opening Ceremony

 
1:00 Chinese Traditional Music, Chinese Yo-Yo

GBCCA (www.gbcca.org)

1:25 Asian Folk Song Ms. FENG Lili
1:30 Korean Dance Boston Korean Dance Group
2:00

Bhangra & Bollywood Dance

Shaila School of Dance (www.shailadanceschool.com)
2:25

Chinese Traditional Dance

Newton Chinese School (www.newtonchineseschool.org)

2:40

Chinese Martial Arts Demonstration

Wahlum Kungfu Academy (www.wahlumpai.us)
3:05 Rhythmic Show Girls for Girls' Sports
3:20 Korean Taekwon-do Demonstration Jae Hun Kim Taekwon-do Institute
3:50

Chinese and Asian Arts Demonstration

CCCC (www.bostoncccc.org)
4:15 Magic Show Ms. CHEN Wang Ju
4:30

Japanese Taiko Drumming

Odaiko New England (onetaiko.org)
5:00

Awards Ceremony for Winning Teams

Boston Dragon Boat Festival Board and Committee

 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 

12:30-1:00PM        

2:00PM-2:30PM     

 

Lion Dance Demonstration and Workshop

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

Cambridge side by Arts and Crafts Tent 

3:00-3:30PM  

4:00PM-4:30PM