Festival Schedule

The 2017 Boston Dragon Boat Festival will be held on June 10-11, 2017. 

Saturday June 10, 2017 - Races Only

MIT Pierce Boathouse (Boathouse Directions)

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

Sunday June 11, 2017 - 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 posted below for reference.  The 2017 schedule will be posted closer to the Festival date.  The schedule may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.


Eye-dotting ceremony

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

Dragon Dance

Wahlum Kungfu Academy (www.wahlumpai.us)

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

Bhangra & Bollywood Dance

Shaila School of Dance (www.shailadanceschool.com)

Chinese Traditional Dance

Newton Chinese School (www.newtonchineseschool.org)


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

Chinese and Asian Arts Demonstration

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

Japanese Taiko Drumming

Odaiko New England (onetaiko.org)

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 




Lion Dance Demonstration and Workshop

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

Cambridge side by Arts and Crafts Tent