The 2013 Boston Dragon Boat Festival is Just a Few Weeks Away!
Don't miss the annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival along the banks of the Charles River. This first and oldest such festival takes place every year in Boston and Cambridge. Commemorating the death of the beloved Chinese poet-patriot Qu Yuan in 200 B.C. this is the largest Asian-American cultural event in New England.
2013 Boston Dragon Boat Festival Schedule
June 8th & 9th
Saturday June 8
MIT Pierce Boathouse
8:00 am – 1:00 pm Dragon Boat Races - Time Trials
Sunday June 9
Races and Cultural Festival
Along Charles River Near Harvard
Boston Side - Docks
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Dragon Boat Races - Finals
Cambridge Side - Along Memorial Drive
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Asian Food
Cambridge Side - Main Tent
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Arts and Crafts & Asian Cultural Performances
Each year, the Boston Dragon Boat Festival draws teams from the United States and Canada to compete over a 500 meter course in their colorful 39-fook Hong Kong-style dragon boats. Along with dragon boat races, the festival also presents performances from various Asian cultures, Asian food, and arts and crafts representing traditions of this ancient Chinese celebration.
If you need overnight accommodations while attending the 2013 Boston Dragon Boat Races, the Boston Marriott Burlington is near the festival. We offer well-appointed guest rooms and a variety of amenities to help you feel at home. Call us on 781-229-6565 or visit our website to book your stay.