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 2015 is posted below for reference.  The schedule for 2016 will be posted closer to the Festival date.  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)
  Chinese Drumming (Cambridge side) CCCC (www.bostoncccc.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 Folk Songs from Asia Nuoerman (Nuurma)
1:30 Bhangra & Bollywood Dance Shaila School of Dance (www.shailadanceschool.com)
2:00

Chinese Drumming, Dulcimer

CCBA-NE
2:15

Chinese Martial Arts

Wahlum Kungfu Academy (www.wahlumpai.us)

2:45

Chinese Traditional Dance

Angel Performing Arts (www.angelperformingarts.com)
3:15 Rhythmic Girls for Girls' Sports
3:30

Bhangra & Bollywood Dance

Shaila School of Dance (www.shailadanceschool.com)
4:00

Chinese and Asian Arts Demonstration

CCCC (www.bostoncccc.org)
4:30

Japanese Taiko Drumming

Odaiko New England (onetaiko.org)
5:00

Awards Ceremony