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Dragon Boat Festival 2015

Thank you to all of the teams that particpated in the 2014 races.  We look forward to your participation at this year's event on

July 11, 2015.

 

Milwaukee is a City of Festivals. The Milwaukee Chinese Community Center is proud to present the third Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival and continue 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.

Here is the 2015 event schedule:

When
What
Where
6:30am – 9:00am
Team and Volunteer Registration
Registration Tent
8:00am – 10:30am
First Round of Dragon Boat Racing
Lagoon
10:00am- 5:00pm
Food Vendors Ready to Serve
Food Tent
10:30am – 11:00am
Opening Ceremony with Eye Dotting and Dragon Dance
Stage Area
11:00am – 11:30am
Photo Opportunity
Stage Area
11:30am – 12:15am
Performance Programs Featuring Traditional Folk Dance
Stage Area
11:30am – 2:00pm
Semi-Final Round of Dragon Boat Racing
Lagoon
12:30pm – 12:45pm
Dragon and Lion Parade for kids
Stage Area
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Entertainment (Aerobic Dance)
Stage Area
2:15pm – 4:45pm
Final Round of Dragon Boat Racing
Lagoon
5:00pm – 5:30pm
Awards Ceremony
Stage Area
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Awards Celebration
Food Tent


Proceeds from the festival will benefit Ronald McDonald House.facebook2


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