Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival of Boston

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Traditionally held on the fifth day of the fifth moon on the lunar calendar, late May to mid- June on the solar calendar, the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival of Boston is the largest Asian American celebration in New England.  For one day, celebrate the sport, history and culture of Chinese Dragon Boat Racing, indulge in Asian cuisine (and not so Asian cuisine - read: Dunkin Donuts and Carvel are among the vendors) and Chinese arts and crafts activities.  See Dragon Dancing and other cultural entertainment such as Japanese Taiko drumming, martial arts, and Hula and Tahitian dancing.  The event attracts more than 20,000 people! 


  • Event Category Fairs and Festivals, Community Service
  • Event Cost Free
  • Event Ages All

Event Location

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953 Memorial Dr
Cambridge, MA 02138