Miami is getting ready for one of its most colorful festivals – The Dragon Boat Festival!
This fall, Miami will host the South Florida Dragon Boat Festival. is a traditional Chinese sport more than 2000 years old. It is a team rowing sport where people in the boat coordinate their paddles to slice through the water. Dragon boats are similar to crew boats with dragon heads and tails on them. Some of the boats are works of art.
The festival will feature dragon boat racing, a competition in which anybody with a team can enter. There will also be an egg roll eating contest. This contest is only $5 to enter and whoever eats 10 egg rolls the fastest wins! Think you can win the egg roll eating contest? You can find the entry form here.
There will also be martial arts performances, Dragon and lion dances, lots of Asian food and cultural performances at the Dragon Boat Festival.
You can find the full festival schedule here.
Date: Saturday September 29, 2012
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: The Dragon Boat Festival is held right on Miami Beach at Haulover Beach Park Marina 10800 Collins Ave.