2019 Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival

North Park Lake Boathouse

10301 Pearce Mill Road
Allison Park, PA 15101

Date: September 25, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Email to Register

Sadly, we had to cancel this major fundraising event for 2020. If you would like to donate to our cause, click here.

The 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival will be cancelled this year due to the implications posed by the Covid-19 virus. Please save the date for the 2021 Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival, which will take place on September 25, 2021.

Want to learn more about the festival or how you can support? Email us today at pittsburghheartsofsteel@gmail.com!

History of the Dragon Boat

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.

Festival Organizers

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

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