The Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival is one of the largest dragon boat competitions in California. There will be Chinese traditional art demonstrations, Chinese Acrobats, traditional dance, dance music and martial arts performances.
Shows scheduled for both days include Polynesian Dancers, Salsa Dance, Martial Arts, Magic, International Ballroom Dancing and an Ice Cream Eating Contest.
Dragon boat races will be held on both days of the festival. Races take place from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. each day.
“Dragon boat racing is an amateur watersport which has its roots in an ancient folk ritual held over the past 2000 years throughout southern China.”
Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival Event website
Date: July 18 – July 19, 2015, Admission to the Long Beach Dragon Boat Races is free
Times: Sat 8 a.m.-6:30 pm; Sun 8a.m.-5p.m.
Event location (Marine Stadium) is also located on Appian Way, just past the bridge and further down, between Second St. and Colorado. The address is 5225 East Paoli Way, Long Beach CA 90803