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Dragon boat festival returns in 2020

04 Dec 2019

Dragon boat festival returns in 2020 Image

By David Schout

After the resounding success of this year’s inaugural event, the Lunar New Year Dragon Boat Festival will return to Victoria Harbour in early 2020.

Over the weekend of February 8 and 9, an action-packed program of racing will see community and corporate groups compete on the Saturday, before the state’s elite battle it out on the Sunday.

For spectators, there will be lion dances, cultural shows, market stalls, food trucks and children’s activities along Victoria Harbour Promenade.

Run by Dragon Boat Victoria in conjunction with non-profit group CNY United, entry is now open for groups to participate in the event.

No experience is necessary for prospective entrants, and team entry into the festival includes a two-hour training session with a seasoned coach and steerer.

Dragon boat racing has cultural origins in ancient China and has evolved into a highly competitive sport – the long boats have become a common sight in the harbour.

The long boats are powered by dedicated crews rowing in unison to the beat of a large drum.

The festival is free for spectators.

For more info visit dragonboatvictoria.com.au

 

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