2019 Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival

North Park Lake Boathouse

10301 Pearce Mill Road
Allison Park, PA 15101

Date: September 26, 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 26, 2021.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we can only have a total of 250 people attend at a time.  Unless these restrictions are lifted prior to the event, we are planning on cutting the festival in half which will result in having two regattas; one in the morning and the second after lunch.

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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