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Hope Chest Annual Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival
June 18 @ 7:45 am
Saturday, June 18th, Buffalo Riverworks welcomes the Hope Chest Annual Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival beginning at 7:45am. For more information on the free and open-to-the-public festival, click here.
See the majestic sport of Dragon Boat Racing at the Hope Chest Annual Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival! This is a day of dragon boat racing and fun-filled activities for the whole family. For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steer person. It is a team sport that requires power, speed, synchronization, and endurance.
No experience is needed to join in the Dragon Boat Festival. We will teach you how to paddle! Teams represent local Western New York corporations, breast cancer survivors, police, firefighters, and other community organizations. With its beginnings in Southern China, dragon boating today is the fastest growing international team water sport and soon to be an Olympic event. Race festivals are held year-round at numerous locations around the world and now proudly in Buffalo, New York.