2nd San Diego 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).
Race with the Dragons!
UCSD Fire Dragons
Get Schooled (SDUSD)
UCSD Fire Dragons
Wrecking Crew (SDUSD)
UCSD APSA (Asian Pacific Student Alliance)
UCSD Surf Dragons
UCSD TASA (Taiwanese American Student Ass'n)
UCSD UTA (United Taiwanese Ass'n)
Call to Assembly
SD Lucky Lion Dancers
Emcee, Festival Opening Ceremony
LEE ANN KIM, KGTV Channel 10 News Anchor/Reporter
PASACAT Filipino Arts
GUESTS of HONOR
District 53 Congresswoman
District 1 County Supervisor
District 6 City Councilmember
Ceremonies to BLESS DRAGON BOATS & DOT DRAGON EYES
Venerable Man-Yuan of
Fo Guang Shan's Hsi Fang Temple
Emcee, Festival Performing Arts
JOSEPH BALAN, Math Teacher/ Cheerleading Coach/ Actor/ Model/ Dancer
Bhava Balinese Dance
Cambodian Dancers of SD
Reiko Obata's East West Trio
Formosa Dance Troupe
Call to Awards and Closing Ceremony
Hung Vuong Lion Dancers
Island Tat Clothing and Design
B 'n' B Kettle Corn
Niederfrank's Ice Cream
Pick Up Stix
Teif's Pacific Island Grill
In the News
News 8 Video, October 21, 2006
Chris Moran, "Rowers turn out for dragon boat fest," SD Union Tribune, October 22, 2006
Dominic Lee, Chinese World Journal , October 23, 2006
Dajiyuan Shibao [The Epoch Times], October 28 - November 3, 2006
Asia: The Journal of Culture & Commerce, "Dragon boats: A blend of fun and festival", November 3, 2006, page 14.
San Diego Taiwanese Cultural Association newsletter , December 2006, pp. 3-5.
Linda Tu, "Museum Dragon Boat Team Races with the Dragons", SD Chinese Historical Society & Museum Newsletter, Winter 2007.
Simon Wong Engineering
Genghis Khan Furniture
Les Hopper, Co-chair