2019 Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival

North Park Lake Boathouse

10301 Pearce Mill Road
Allison Park, PA 15101

Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM View Next Year's Event

Pittsburgh Hearts of Steel would like to thank everyone who joined us at the 2019 Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival!

Rich in tradition and Chinese Culture, Dragon Boating dates as far back as 2500 years ago. Legend says that Dragon Boating was conceived when Qu Yuan, a great poet, was exiled by the King and in great hopelessness Qu Yuan then committed suicide on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. The community was deeply saddened by his death and paddled out in search of his body; hitting the water with their paddles and beating drums. Thus tradition was formed by creating Dragon Boat Races in his memory.

2019 Dragon Boat Teams

  • 3 Rivers Dragon
  • Asian Persuasion
  • Bra Wars/AHN
  • Cleveland Dragons
  • GoPink!DC
  • Kentucky ThoroughBreast
  • Meticulous Paddlers
  • Nips Ahoy
  • North Allegheny Varsity Hockey Team
  • Pine Richland Hockey
  • Pitt Global
  • Pittsburgh Paddlefish
  • Renal River Riders
  • Seneca Valley Hockey
  • STK Boat Rockers
  • Team Pink
  • TSI

Festival Organizers

This year’s festival is brought to you by the Hearts of Steel, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, and Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania.

Festival Sponsors

We would like to thank all of the sponsors who contributed to the 2019 Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival!

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