- The Milwaukee Chinese Community Center will present the
fourth Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival at Milwaukee County’s
Veterans Park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
event showcases Chinese culture and tradition with dragon-boat
racing as the main attraction. Other highlights include the
eye-dotting and dragon dance, cultural exhibits, and
performances of traditional dance, Chinese folk music, and
martial arts. Authentic Chinese food will be available for
boat racing will begin at 8 a.m. With vibrantly colored dragon
heads and tails, the 43-foot-long boats are sometimes referred
to as “canoes on steroids.” Teams of up to 21 men and
women will row their boat in unison to the beat of their
drummer. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House.
first round of dragon boat racing will be the opening ceremony
at 10:30 a.m.
Park is on the lakefront at 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive.
For more information, visit milwaukeedragonboatfest.org.