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