The 16th Annual Dragon Boat Festival and Races return to Austin on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Head to Festival Beach from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to watch 40-foot long boats recreate an ancient Chinese tradition on Austin’s beautiful Lady Bird Lake. Before the races, watch the “Dotting the Eyes of the Dragon” ceremony, a symbolic ceremony to give the “vision” to the dragons, so that they will fly on water.
In addition to the races, this family-friendly, multi-cultural event offers cultural music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, Taiko Drums, Lion Dance, and a “Kids’ Zone” with special activities for children.
Admission to the Festival is free! Asian festival foods and souvenirs will be available for purchase.
The City of Austin has temporarily banned public gatherings. Please stay home. The Free Fun in Austin calendar is only for live digital events at this time.
For more information, please visit the Asian American Cultural Center website.
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