More then 40 Teams have already registered and Community Team practice times are booking up fast!
The Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival returns to Hartford with the colorful and competitive dragon boat races on the Connecticut River coupled with our amazing Asian Festival.
In 2000, Riverfront Recapture held its 1st 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 premier dragon boat festivals in the United States. Last year we hosted a record 93 teams and more than 2,300 athletes from local community organizations and throughout the Northeast. In addition to dragon boat racing, our expanded 2-day festival offers a variety of live Asian entertainment, abundant ethnic food, martial arts demonstrations, and authentic cultural programming.
As soon as the winter ice melts, the beat of the drum will once again awaken the spirit of the Riverfront dragon boating community and bring people together through competition and a shared love of the river. If you want to be part of what's happening in Metro Hartford, join us for the Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival.
Our non-profit organization is able to offer this event thanks to sponsors and individual donors, whose support allows us to offer the event free of charge and open to the public.
We have begun planning the Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival for August 16 & 17, 2014*. If this is an event you would feel is important to you and the community, please consider making a donation.
*This event date is subject to change, relocation or cancellation without notice.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Vendor & Exhibitor Information
For food/merchandise vending and exhibitor information, email us.
Many thanks to our 2013 Sponsors! This event is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors, whose support enables us to offer the festival free of charge to the public. A complete listing of 2014 sponsors will be available as soon as sponsorships are confirmed, and updated often. If you are interested in sponsoring this or any of our exciting festivals, events, and programs, please visit our sponsorship page now, or contact Deborah Baker, Director of Development, via email or call 860.713.3131 ext. 326.
Thank you for an incredible events season
Our events season has come to a close. We are hard at work on the 2014 calendar. Check back for more details. In the meantime, be sure to check out photos from our 2013 events! Learn More
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