Note that we are anticipating heavy traffic congestion at Grand and Bellevue due to the ongoing construction work. If you are dropping off equipment or people, we ask that you do so at Perkins and Bellevue if possible. If you are attending the festival, please make use of BART and our free Dragon Boat Shuttles. This will help minimize traffic delays. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

The California Dragon Boat Association presents the 22nd Annual Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Merritt, Oakland! Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as they race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017.

This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural performances, delicious food, a variety of clothes and crafts vendors, and kid-friendly activities in Dragon Land where games and arts & crafts await.

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