2013 SF Int’l Dragon Boat Festival | Treasure Island
The 18th Annual SF International Dragon Boat Festival is a free weekend of world-class dragon boat racing in the shadow of the new bay bridge, cultural performances, and family activities at the largest competitive dragon boat festival in the U.S.
The festival features upwards of 110 dragon boat teams and 3,500 dragon boat paddlers racing 500 and 300 meter courses.
In addition to the dragon boat racing – which features 20 paddlers per boat, each with a drummer and a steerer – the festival features tons of cultural activities: an entertainment stage with lion dances, taiko drumming, martial arts, yo-yo stunts, acrobats, live music, the Dragon Land children’s activity pavilion, and a variety of food, arts & crafts, and other vendors.
2013 San Francisco Int’l Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday & Sunday, September 14-15, 2013
- Festival hours: 10 am to 5 pm
- Racing hours: 8 am to 5 pm
California Avenue & Avenue D, Treasure Island
Free Shuttles from SF
Shuttles will run from 4th and Mission (outside the SF Marriott Marquis and near the Powell Street BART / MUNI Station) and from San Francisco Chinatown (Kearny Street near Sacramento Street). Shuttles will run about every 15-20 minutes between the hours of 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. Look for the Dragon Boat Festival Shuttle Signs and enjoy the ride.