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

 
   
 

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/.


Main Stage

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 cultural mosaic.


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.


Dragon Stroll

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!


Athlete's Village

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.


Children's Village

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.


Volunteer's Village

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 at akrava1@verizon.net.