In 2000, Riverfront Recapture held its 1st Dragon Boat Festival and recruited 30 local teams to compete in a 1-day, community-based race. Since then the Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival has come a long way, and it is now considered one of the premier dragon boat festivals in the United States.
This year the race is limited to 90 teams from local community organizations and throughout the Northeast. In addition to dragon boat racing, the festival offers a variety of live Asian entertainment, abundant ethnic food, martial arts demonstrations, and authentic cultural programming.
Admission to the Asian Festival is FREE. Participation in the dragon boat races is fee-based.