Festival celebrates Asian Pacific Americans

April 3, 2017 by  

The 17th annual Houston Dragon Boat Festival is taking place next month, presented by the Texas Dragon Boat Association and the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association.

The festival takes place every May to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

The dragon boat races are the main draw and spectators will be able to watch races every 15 to 20 minutes, with courses ranging from 250 to 1,000 meters. Each boat consists of 20 people, including a drummer and a steersperson. There are expected to be over 30 community and corporate teams participating. Racers and others can rent a locker on site from $5 up to $20 depending on how much space they need.

There will also be plenty taking place on dry land, such as food vendors, cultural dance performances, and live music. In past years, there have also been food trucks, vendors, and a display of art cars.

Sponsorships are available for purchase and organizers are still looking for volunteers to help in the running of the festival.

It is likely that there will be plenty of signage or banners around the venue that may be provided by Houston printing companies.

The Houston Dragon Boat Race will be held at Allen’s Landing on May 6 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Admission is free of charge. Visit the event website for up-to-date information.