2nd Annual Dragon Boat Festival

The SD Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans and the SD Dragon Boat Team are co-sponsoring San Diego's 2nd annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, October 21, 2006, from 9 am to 5 pm at Playa Pacifica (north of the Hilton) in Mission Bay Park.

On water, dragon boat teams coached by the international-award-winning Dragon Boat Team race to the beat of drums ? an unparalleled team-building experience!

On land, the Alliance holds its 5th Heritage Festival. The Alliance works to serve San Diego County's Asian Pacific Islander communities, now more than 300,000 strong and the County's 2nd largest minority group. The Heritage Festival is where we celebrate the diversity and cultural richness of our Asian Pacific Islander communities. We showcase performances from the traditional (Japanese koto, and Balinese, Cambodian and Taiwanese dances) to the contemporary (break-dancing and new music). We feature Asian artists, crafts, cuisines, and information about our Asian Pacific Islander communities.

The San Diego Dragon Boat Festival celebrates San Diego's diversity and cultural richness, dragon boat racing and team-building, and San Diego by the Bay as the perfect setting for a festival that brings everyone together.

The festival is free and open to the public. Fees for 16-paddler dragon boat teams are $640 ($40/person). High school and college student teams are half-price ($320/16-paddlers, IDs required).

Frequently Asked Questions

Dragon Boat Festival Flyer

Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration/Roster/Waiver Form| Register Online

Maps and Directions

The 2nd annual San Diego Dragon Boat Festival is funded in part by a grant to the Alliance from the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.

Organizing Committee

Linda Tu, Co-chair
Les Hopper, Co-chair
Sandra Chong
Joe Chou
Jeet Dhindsa
Joe Long
Len Navarro
Monica Sengstacken
Kam Sengthong
Duke Tran
Charles Tu
Robert Yae
True Xiong