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

Please save the date for the 2021 Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival, which will take place on September 25, 2021.

There will be a 500 m race for the BCS teams training for New Zealand.

The festival is subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Want to learn more about the festival or how you can support it? 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 a tradition was formed by creating Dragon Boat Races in his memory.

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