There’s a free Dragon Boat Festival happening in Calgary this weekend

Aug 10 2017, 11:26 pm

Get your paddles ready, the Calgary Dragon Boat Race and Festival returns to the city for another year.

The festival draws over 4,000 spectators on a yearly basis, as well as nearly 2,000 competitors – it’s a spectacle that needs to be seen to be believed.

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Every year, the Dragon Boat Festival promises an unforgettable experience that illustrates camaraderie, teamwork, and inspiration. It’s deeply rooted by a 2000-year-old Chinese legend and continues as a tradition to this day.

In addition to the race, you can expect a kid’s play zone, food trucks, live bands, and lots of other great entertainment.

See what Mayor Naheed Nenshi said about last year’s festival:

Dragon Boat Race and Festival 2017

Where: North Glenmore Park – 7305 Crowchild Trail SW

When: Saturday, August 12 to Sunday, August 13 from 7 am to 6 pm