Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival on September 14, 2013 at Lake Lanier Olympic Venue

atlanta dragon boat festival in gainesville, gaThis year’s Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival is on Saturday, September 14, 2013 and will take place at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue in Gainesville, GA.
The dragon boat itself is a spectacle to behold. The slim, 39-foot teakwood racer (and fiberglass models) is crafted today in only a handful of boat-yards in Hong Kong. Distinguished by a fierce-looking dragon’s head at the prow and a tail at the stern, traditional dragon boats require thirty days, three craftsmen, and years of practice to produce.

1996 Olympic Venue at Lake Lanier offers an absolutely beautiful background for all of the activities. Which allows the patrons to enjoy a full day of festivities and jam packed fun. Our event which is regarded as one of the premier cultural, diversity events in the Atlanta area.

Activities commence with races beginning at 7 am and the colorful Opening Ceremonies at noon. The race has grown from a handful of teams and a few spectators to an event which is one of the hallmark diversity events in the metro Atlanta area. The event now boasts a field of more than 50 teams with over 5,000 spectators and a wide variety of Chinese artisans either performing or displaying their wares.
Can’t make the festival? Check out their live streaming of the fun event that will be posted on the website.
Lake Lanier Olympic Venue
3105 Clark’s Bridge Road
Gainesville, Georgia 30506
6:45 AM Team Captain’s Meeting (Base of Finish Line Tower)
7:00 AM Buddhist Monks will bless the Dragon Boats
7:30 AM National Anthem and Raising of the Flag
7:45 AM – 12:00 PM Dragon Boat Races (New heat every 10 minutes)
12:00 PM – 1:10 PM Opening Ceremonies, Dotting of the Eye of the Dragon and Asian Talent Presentation (schedule of performances TBA)
1:10 PM – 3:10 PM Dragon Boat Races
3:10 PM – 3:40 PM Awards and Raffle Drawing (Except 2000 Meter)
3:40 PM – 4:30 PM 2000 Meter Dragon Boat Race (Finish Line Tower)
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM 2000 Meter Dragon Boat Race (selected teams only)


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