Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival 2010

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival take to the waters in False Creek for its 22nd year next week.

A video from our 2008 coverage

Attracting over 100,000 people and 180 dragon boat teams, it’s a highlight of the season that kick-starts summer for many. While the races take place in the water, up on dry land at Concord Place there will be tents with sponsor goodies, a marketplace, activities, a food festival and more.

Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

This year there is also the World Beat Stage that will feature performers throughout the weekend:

Saturday June 19th
11:00am – 12:00pm Dal Hothi & The Headlines
12:30pm – 1:30pm The Outriggers
2:00pm – 3:00pm Somos Collective
3:30pm – 4:30pm Gary Comeau & The Voodoo Allstars
5:00pm – 6:00pm The Town Pants

Update June 15 It was announced this morning that desiFest Vancouver will be on the World Beats Stage at the Dragon Boat Festival. Canada’s only national South Asian music festival will take place June 19th from 5:00pm – 10:00pm.

Sunday, June 20th
11:00am – 12:00pm X Kalibre
12:30 – 1:30pm Zimbamoto
2:00pm – 3:00pm Mariachi Del Sol
3:30pm – 4:30pm Mostly Marley
5:00pm – 6:00pm Five Alarm Funk

Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

All activities and concerts are completely free and let’s not forget the main attraction, the actual dragon boat races themselves will span over two days. Team members this year can also enjoy the Paddler’s Party setup just for them.

Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Related post: Read my Dragon Boat Festival posts from 2008, 2008, 2008, and 2009

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  1. KimmWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 8:42pm PDT

    I just hope the sun comes out for this event. Racing in rain sucks!!!

  2. Anita WebsterMonday, July 5th, 2010 — 2:06pm PDT

    Thanks for this post, Rebecca. We had a great event as always – and do appreciate your support. Paddles up!

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