North Park Lake Boathouse
10301 Pearce Mill Road
Allison Park, PA 15101
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Learn More
Please save the date for the 2023 Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival, which will take place on September 30, 2023.
The 2023 Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival offers a day of great fun and team-building for novice or intermediate community teams, as well as an opportunity for competitive sport teams to compete in an ERDBA qualifying event.
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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.