September 28, 2019 - September 29, 2019—10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lake Merritt, Oakland, California

The 24th annual Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th, 2019 at Oakland’s Lake Merritt. The free, two-day festival features spectacular international food and crafts, cultural performances such as Chinese acrobats and Taiko drumming, and – of course – the excitement of the races themselves.

Whether you’re racing, cheering on a team, or just there to enjoy the spectacle, the International Dragon Boat Festival is a great outing for all ages. There’s a fun-filled Dragon Land for kids featuring games, crafts, face painting, performances and more and an informative health fair sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Registration will open soon; check the event website for details.