Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival

Paddles up! Dragon boat races are back this year. Come cheer on your favorite team and celebrate Asian and Pacific Island cultures through traditional music and dance, hands-on arts activities, food, and martial arts at our free, family-friendly annual event.

2022 Final Race Results

Entertainment Schedule, Upper Stage:
11 am: Connecticut Chinese Culture Center
12 pm: East Culture Arts
1 pm: Asian Performing Arts
2 pm: Phoenix Performing Arts
2:30 pm: Yale University and Indonesian Diaspora of Connecticut
3 pm: Connecticut Chinese Dance

Entertainment Schedule, Lily Stage:
11:30 am: Malee’s School of Tai Chi & Kung Fu
1:30 pm: Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy
2:30 pm: Shutokukan Dojo

Food Trucks
Angel Plaza
Sweet Chili Thai Cuisine
Cousin’s Maine Lobster
Thai Kitchen
New England Coffee Guy

The Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival is made possible by the generous support of Travelers, The Hartford, Foxwoods, Hartford Steam Boiler, Nassau, Pratt & Whitney, Stanley Black & Decker, General Dynamics Electric Boat, Greater Hartford Arts Council, Summer in the City and the Connecticut Science Center.


Aug 20 2022


8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT, USA

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