Dragon boat racing to breathe fire into September

July 22, 2012 by  

This fall, there will be a one-day event in Miami that will aim to unite the Southern Florida community in an effort to promote understanding and harmony among people of various ages, backgrounds, and ethnicity. It is expected that over 5000 people will attend the 2012 South Florida Dragon Boat Festival on September 29. The event will last from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and it will take place at Haulover Beach Park Marina, 10800 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

Dragon boat racing is a sport that is gaining in popularity. Out of all the team water sports, dragon boat racing is recognized as one of the most rapid growing in the world. The sport’s origin can be traced back almost 2500 years and today, the sport is celebrated nationally to commemorate its origins.

At the festival, participants will be able to appreciate Chinese heritage as they catch a glimpse of and embrace their culture through performances, demonstrations, entertainment, and education. Attendees will also be able to enjoy ethnic delicacies provided by vendors who may choose to invest in poster printing and banner printing to advertise pricing and define their spaces. Vendors will also sell crafts and merchandise as they aim to promote their products.

Also scheduled for the festival will be cultural performances, martial arts demonstrations, lion and dragon dances, eggroll eating contests, health booths, and other activities.

The entire family is invited to attend, as there will also be an area designated for children’s activities, such as face painting and drawing contests.