Dragon Boat Racing
Teams compete in the ancient Chinese tradition and friendly competition of dragon
boat racing. Known for its color and excitement, dragon boat racing is a 2,400 year-old team competition
and one of the earliest forms of boat racing. It will make its worldwide debut at the 2008 Summer
Olympics in Beijing. For information or to form or join at team, please contact Three Rivers Rowing
at 412.231.8772 or at www.threeriversrowing.org/.
The fun-filled day will be enriched by a series of Asian performances, featuring
traditional dances and music from a number of ethnic community groups who complement the city’s
Asian Food Court
You won’t be able to resist the authentic Asian cuisine provided by some of the best
restaurants in the Pittsburgh area. For the little ones, hot dogs, ice cream, and other items will
also be available. Be sure to bring your appetite.
The Dragon Stroll meanders throughout the event and features cultural displays, arts and
crafts, demonstrations, and children activities. This pleasantly shady walk offers something for everyone
and is a great place to cool down on a hot day!
An area where excitement abounds, the dragon boat paddlers "suit up" for their race heats,
make last minute preparations, and launch their colorful dragon boats.
The Children’s Village introduces youngsters to a variety of crafts and games intrinsic
to China. Kids will enjoy making dragon faces and other crafts, can get an Asian temporary tattoo, or
learn traditional Asian games. All activities and demonstrations will continue throughout the day.
Every event would not take place without volunteers, and the Dragon Boat Festival is no
different. We thank Dominion for sponsoring the Volunteer Village, where our volunteer staff can rest,
eat, and relax from a day’s hard work. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Arlene Krava