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Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
July 29, 2017 - July 30, 2017
The origins of Dragon Boat Racing date back more than 2,000 years to ancient China, but the sport is growing in popularity worldwide. The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival began in 2001 with 16 teams, and this year 52 teams will compete over the course of the weekend. Highlights of the festival include the opening ceremony during which the spirit of the dragon is awoken through a traditional ceremony by Buddhist monks; the many great Asian food, drink and dessert vendors; cultural performances including martial arts, anime, music, drumming and dance; and of course, the excitement of watching the long dragon-headed boats race across Sloan’s Lake!
GTK: The festival includes an entire area just for kids, called Dragonland, which features live entertainment and hands-on activities.
Hours: SAT 7/29, 10a – 7p; SUN 7/30, 10a – 5p
More info including entertainment schedules: http://www.cdbf.org