Feast your eyes on pure entertainment with this yearly cultural festival in Queens.
Where else can you see tap dancers and dragon boats in Queens? August 8 and 9, 2015, is the time to attend the annual Dragon Boat Festival in New York. This weekend celebration brings Hong Kong's tradition to America, giving everyone a chance to delight in this amazing show of nautical achievement. Be there on Saturday and Sunday to see the festivities as they emerge on stage in Flushing Meadows Park.
More than 200 teams from across the globe will gather in Queens to compete on the beautiful NYC lake. Spectators will have fun cheering on their favorite team at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival as the colorful boats with dedicated rowers race across the water. The event will take place rain or shine, so be sure to dress and pack appropriately.
In addition to the races, there are many things to do at the festival including waking up your taste buds and satisfying your hunger in the international food court, witnessing the martial arts demonstrations, and sitting back to enjoy the music and dance performances by artists from around the world.
If you will be coming from out of town for the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, visit the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport website to find the perfect room for you and the family. We offer all the comforts of home with plush pillows, Revive bedding and large flat screen televisions to wind down your day.