This is the 7th Annual Dragon Boat Festival and this event is kind of special for IheartPGH as it was one of the first things we blogged about in 2005 (and 2006 and 2007. I have attended a few of the past dragon boat festivals – it is a great opportunity to learn about dragon boats and to check out the riverfront park on the South Side.
Saturday, September 20, 2008 11am-7pm
- Dragon Boat Races
- Learn to Dragon Boat
- traditional Asian music, dance, and food, plus arts and crafts for the children
Visitors are also welcome to try their hand at Dragon Boating. Each ornately-carved boat is 44 feet long and features brightly-painted dragon heads and tails that loom ominously at the fore and aft of each craft. A Dragon Boat seats 20 paddlers, a steersperson and a drummer to sound the beat.
More info is available at : PittsburghDragonBoatFestival.org