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2016 SF Int’l Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

The 21st Annual SF International Dragon Boat Festival is a free weekend of world-class dragon boat racing with cultural performances, and kid-and-adult-friendly games at the largest competitive dragon boat festival in the U.S..

This year, they would like to introduce their Dragon Land –  a large pavilion filled with activities dedicated to putting happy smiles on all your children’s faces open from 10 am to 4:30 pm on both days.

2016 San Francisco Int’l Dragon Boat Festival
eptember 17-18, 2016 | 10 am to 5 pm
Lake Merritt, Oakland

At the heart of the festival is the race excitement, with almost 100 dragon boat teams comprised of thousands of paddlers. Come watch your favorite local corporations and community groups battle it out on the water.

The Dragon Boat Festival will offer two days of cultural performances and entertainment, including lion dancing, martial arts demonstrations, Hawaiian/Polynesian dancing, Taiko drumming, and much more.

They’ll also have plenty of food and snacks to tide you over until dinner at one of Oakland’s great restaurants. The festival will also have vendors with a variety of athletic clothing, arts and crafts, and other items.

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