Chinatown- Dragon Boat Race for Literacy 7/13
This Saturday, support literacy awareness by watching the dragon boat races race throughout the south bend of the Chicago River. There will also be music, food, crafts, and cultural performances for spectators.
Dragon boats come from an ancient Chinese tradition, but it is still a very popular water sport around the world! Each dragon boat team is made up of 20 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 steersperson and up to 4 alternating athletes- there is also a women’s racing class too among others! According to the Major League of Dragon Boating website, 60% of participants are female! The event is FREE and will take place outdoors.
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ping Tom Memorial Park
300 W. 19th St.
Chicago, Ill. 60616
ALSO! International Dragon Boat Festival- Saturday, July 27, 2013
Lake Arlington- Arlington Heights, IL
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.