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Dragon boat races

When

Saturday 28 January 2023 from 8am to 5pm Sunday 29 January 2023 from 8:30am to 3pm

Cost

Free

Paddlers churn the water as spectators watch the 12m long dragon boats battle it out.

Originating in the rivers of Southern China as a way to bring prosperous rains, today’s dragon boat racing has evolved into a fast-paced water sport.

Feel your heart race in time with the on-board drummers as the fiercely decorated dragons slice through the water.In advance of the racing action, Taoist monks perform a blessing of the waters and and a unique eye dotting ceremony from 8:30am on Saturday 28 January. Dabbing red paint onto the eyes of each boat is said to awaken the dragons.

The weekend schedule is coming soon.

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