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Annual Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival Hartford
August 19, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Annual Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival invites community and club teams for a day of fun competition on the Connecticut River on August 19, 2023 from 8 am to 4 pm. Come cheer on the paddlers and celebrate Asian culture at the riverfront at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza.
Paddles up! Dragon boat races return to Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. 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.
Team registration will open in late February.
Interested in vending at this event? Register here
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, a landscaped park over I-91 in downtown Hartford that opened to the public in 1999, is the centerpiece of the Riverfront park system. A stage at the river’s edge provides a scenic venue for a rich variety of performances, with seating for 2,500 people on grassy terraces that descend from the plaza to the Riverfront.