2016 Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival
The Milwaukee Chinese Community Center is proud to present the 2016 Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival continuing the tradition of ethnic and cultural festivals in Milwaukee. This unique festival offers an authentic Chinese experience and is to be enjoyed by the entire family.
Our mission is to showcase a variety of Chinese culture and traditions. Throughout the festival, there will be performances in traditional dance, Chinese folk music, and Martial Arts. There will be hands-on opportunities for the young and young-at-heart to make opera masks and lanterns, play traditional games, participate in a dragon parade, and even learning to speak and write Chinese.
Of course, what is a festival without food? Take in a beautiful summer day by the lake front, watch teams race in dragonboats, and enjoy the cultural performances and local Asian Cuisine.
The highlight of the festival will be the Dragon Boat Races - vibrant colored boats filled with men and women, working as one, racing to cross the finish
line first. Not only will the visuals be pure excitement, but the sounds will be symphonic, as the oars power toward the finish, with the pounding drums
and splashing water. If you have ever wondered what it is like to have twenty one people work in a team as one, and have the adrenaline rush and competitive
spirit to reach the finish line or just experience paddling in a dragonboat, form a team, sign up now and join in the fun!! No experience or equipment
required to race. This is the perfect place to build camaraderie among friends and fellow workers.
Admission to the festival is free.
8:00am Race First Round Start
10:30am Open Ceremony and Dragon Dance
11:00am Culture Performances
11:00am Race Semi-Final Round start
1:30pm Race Championship Round start
4:30pm Award Ceremony