Hong Kong: 2017 Dragon Boat Festival 3-Day Activities

2017 Dragon Boat Festival

2017 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 3-Day Activities

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is a yearly traditional Chinese festival which pays tribute to Qu Yuan, a great poet in the Zhou Dynasty. Also known as Tuen Ng Festival, it is celebrated across the globe on the 5th day in the fifth month on Lunar calendar. The Chinese calendar is lunisolar, so the date of the Dragon Boat festival varies from year to year on the Gregorian calendar. Hong Kong, as Asia’s World City with well-kept Chinese traditions, combines dragon boat races with exciting party elements and turn it into a 3-day, fun-filled carnival for everyone this summer!

2017 Dragon Boat Festival
2017 Dragon Boat Festival – Over 5,000 passionate paddlers will compete for glory at the famous Victoria Harbour.

Set against the city’s iconic skyline, the 2017 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival will be held from 2 to 4 June at Central Harbourfront. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the scale of the Carnival will be expanded, featuring exciting dragon boat races, food and beer, music and local cultural elements.

Highlights of 2017 Dragon Boat Festival include:

International dragon boat races in the heart of the city:

Over 5,000 passionate paddlers from Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Mainland China and Hong Kong will participate and compete for a total of 27 championships at the Hong Kong’s famous Victoria Harbour.

Fun and creative races:

A special obstacle race “Red Bull Dragon Roar” and the much-loved “Fancy Dress Race” will be staged on 4 Jun.

Paddlers dress up in fancy ‘uniform’ trying to attract audience’s eyeballs.
Paddlers dress up in fancy ‘uniform’ trying to attract audience’s eyeballs.


Music, beers and food trucks all in one place:

For the first time, 14 food trucks will gather at the venue presenting local delicacies, including the festive rice dumplings. Together with concerts and beers, the Carnival will create a party atmosphere for all.

Hong Kong Celebrates Dragon Boat Festival with 3-Day Races and Parties
Hong Kong Celebrates Dragon Boat Festival with 3-Day Races and Parties

Come and visit Hong Kong to join this party with boats, beers and cheers in Hong Kong!

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  1. Rene Young says

    Hi Melo, thanks for sharing. I love that term ‘Out of Town’ we don’t use it as much as the American do. I love Hong Kong it’s my absolutely favourite (parents are born there) and I love Dragon Boats. Just have a thing for them.

    Thanks for sharing and would love to be there for the boats, beers and cheers xo

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