September 16, 2006 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
South Side Riverfront Park



2006 Race Results

What is the Dragon Boat Festival?

Stage Performance Program


T-Shirt (Under Construction)

Previous Festivals
2006 Race Results
2005 Photos
2005 Race Results

2003 Recap
2002 Recap

Pittsburgh South Side and the Monongahela River

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival, a non-profit multiple-cultural initiative! The mission of the festival is to highlight Chinese and pan-Asian cultures in Pittsburgh, and to promote cultural understanding between the East and the West in a fun way.

2006 marks the fifth anniversary of this growing event. As a result of its success, the event is back by popular demand, and will be hosted by Greater Pittsburgh Sister Cities Association, Three Rivers Rowing Association with support from Pittsburgh Paddlefish, Steel City Dragons, Pittsburgh Chinese School, Three Rivers Families with Children from China, Tzu Chi Pittsburgh Liaison Office and the Pittsburgh Association for Science and Technology.

Dragon Boat Racing is a 2,400-year-old traditional Chinese activity known for its color and excitement. The ornately carved and brightly painted dragon heads and tails that adorn the front and back of each craft distinguish the 44 foot-long boat. A Dragon Boat seats 20 paddlers in 10 pairs, a steersperson and a drummer.

To participate in the festival or to receive sponsorship information, please contact Arlene Krava at 724-348-4836

Come down and learn:
Martial Arts, Chinese Yo-Yo, Origami, Chop Sticks, Tai Chi and more!

This project was supported by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency.  State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania's General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.  PPA is administered in Allegheny County by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.

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