10th Annual Dragon Boat Regatta set for October 19-20
For the first time ever, the Flying KLM Airlines Dragon Boats, the official team from the Netherlands will participate in the 10th Annual Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta, October 19-20, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Brooks Lake @ Fluor Campus in Sugar Land.
The Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta is one of two events hosted by the Texas Dragon Boat Association’s which promotes the tradition of dragon boating and increases awareness of Asian and Asian American culture. Teams from California, Louisiana, Dallas, Austin and even Canada and Ukraine have competed in the dragon boat races during this event which promotes cultural understanding on a worldwide basis while educating the public to the benefits of working together.
On water, the audience will see the “flying Dutch” compete with other teams outside the Houston metropolitan area such as the Austin Coolers, Cajun Invasion, California Skittles and the Dallas team. On land, the audience can enjoy other festival activities such as the Asian cuisine, colorful arts and crafts, children’s activities, and cultural performance, which include Chinese lion dancing, martial arts demonstrations, belly dancing, and many other performances focusing on Asian traditions.
This free, family event will have a corporate, youth, breast cancer survivors, community and competitive teams flying the dragon in the waters of Brooks Lake at Fluor Campus in Sugar Land.
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