16th Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival
EVENT DATE: Oct 07, 2017
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Nov 07, 2017
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Oct 07, 2017
The 16th Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival will be held on October 7, 2017. Participants can raise funds for Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia's non-profit champion for its parks.
About Fairmount Park Conservancy
Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. We lead capital projects and historic preservation efforts, foster neighborhood park stewardship, attract and leverage investments, and develop innovative programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city. Philadelphia has one of the largest urban park systems in the world, providing residents with extensive health, environmental, social, economic and cultural benefits. Learn more about us on our website.
About Dragon Boat Racing
What is Dragon Boat Racing? Dragon boat racing is the fastest-growing water sport in the world. The Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival is open to men and women, ages 8 and older, of all experience and fitness levels. The key is a team’s ability to move in unison, combining strength with teamwork in a boat whose elaborate design originates in ancient China. Dragon boats are the world’s largest flat water racing canoes, propelled by a crew of 20 plus a drummer and steersperson. Teamwork is everything in dragon boat racing. Synchronization is more important than strength. A perfectly synchronized team will almost always beat a stronger, but less coordinated team. Don’t miss this unique event. The Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival will offer a day of thrilling racing, fun activities and prizes. Bring the family and enjoy the day’s festivities. Join the fun!