This weekend happens the traditionalA Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival in the waters of False Creek. The event is in its 25th edition, and was created to showcase the city’s growing cultural diversity. It is one of the largest dragon boat festivals held outside of Asia, and is always celebrated in the week of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and first day of summer.
The event’s main attraction is the world-class dragon boat race, but many other cultural activities will be held during the three days, including a kid’s area and a Tea Lounge, all starting with the opening ceremony this afternoon.
What:A Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival
Where:A Creekside Community Centre and the waters of False Creek, near Science World
- Friday, June 21st, starting at 5pm
- Saturday, June 22nd, from 8am to 7pm
- Sunday, June 23rd, from 8am to 6pm
Photo by Dragon Boat Festival