Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

Dates: August 16, 2013 to August 18, 2013
Location: Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Come and experience one of Victoria’s most spectacular summer festivals and the only Dragon Boat Festival in Canada to take place in a working harbour.
90 Dragon Boat Teams from across North America are set to race across a 500-metre water course in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour.

The event will open with Taoist Priests blessing the boats and “awakening the dragons” on Friday, August 16th at 1:00pm. The races will take place on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th.  Spectators will get to enjoy the races from the best grandstand on the West Coast and cheer on the paddlers in one of the most beautiful and exciting venues for Dragon Boat Races in the world.

This event will have something for the entire family to enjoy, including two stages of entertainment, a kids’ tent and food from around the world in the Forbidden City Food Court.

For more information, please visit the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival website.

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