August 20 | 8 am to 4 pm

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza


The Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival celebrates its 16th year with a free family friendly event offering a unique celebration of Asian culture highlighted by the exciting sport of dragon boat racing. Festival highlights included authentic Asian music and dance performances, food and merchandise vendors, an Asian beer garden, martial arts expo, arts and crafts for the kids and more.  

In 2000, Riverfront Recapture held its first Dragon Boat Festival and recruited 30 local teams to compete in a 1-day, community-based race. Since then the Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival has come a long way, and we are proud to be considered one of the Top 10 Dragon Boat Festivals in the United States. In addition to dragon boat racing, our festival offers a variety of live Asian entertainment, abundant ethnic food, martial arts demonstrations, and authentic cultural programming.

Admission to the Asian Festival is FREE. There is a fee to compete in the dragon boat races.


Sponsors:

 

Season Sponsor:
Travelers

Arts Partner:
Greater Hartford Arts Council

Gold Sponsor:
Aetna

Silver Sponsor:

Beacon Health Options The Hartford Hartford Steam Boiler/Munich RE
The Phoenix Companies Pratt & Whitney UTC Aerospace Systems


Bronze:
MassMutual

Media Partner:

Our 2016 Sponsors' generous support enables us to offer the festival free of charge to the public. If you are interested in sponsoring this exciting event, contact Deborah Baker, Director of Development, via email or call 860.713.3131 ext. 326.

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