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Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival

August 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival, now in its 17th year, invites community and club teams for a day of fun competition on the Connecticut River. Over 80 teams will paddle our 500m course in three heats, and spectators (and paddlers) can enjoy the Asian Festival on the upper plaza between races, complete with dancing, music, and an excellent selection of Asian beer and food. Interested in being a vendor at this event? Apply here.

Admission to the Dragon Boat & Asian Festival is free.
The fees to compete are:

  • Community: $1500
  • Community/Non Profit: $1250
  • Club: $1000 Limited Availability

All registrations include a team tent. Community team registrations include two practice sessions. Additional practice sessions may be purchased.
Team Captains, use the button below to register. If you are a team member, your captain will invite you to join the roster through Bonzi.

Race Details:
Race Distance: 500m
Inflatable PFDs Allowed
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Details about Asian Festival programming will be announced in the spring. Vendor and volunteer registration will open in February.


August 19, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103 United States + Google Map