This event is part of Sydney Chinese New Year Festival.

Dragon Boat Races

The biggest Dragon Boat Race meet in the southern hemisphere returns to Darling Harbour in 2017.

Produced by the City of Sydney

More than 3,000 paddlers will churn up the water as thousands of spectators line the banks of Cockle Bay to watch the spectacular 12 metre long Dragon Boats battle it out.

Originating in the rivers of Southern China as a way to encourage prosperous rains, today Dragon Boat racing has evolved into a fast-paced water sport.  Feel your heart race in time with the onboard drummers, and marvel at fierce dragons slicing through the water. Arrive early on Saturday morning to experience a traditional Taoist Eye Dotting Ceremony to ensure a safe weekend of racing.

See the huge inflatable St.George Happy Dragon floating in the harbour as you cheer on the paddlers.

Are you team Jonesy? Or team Amanda? Join WSFM’s breakfast team as they fight one another and a boat load of celebrity friends for the ultimate in dragon boat glory at 11.50am, Sunday 12 February!

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When
Saturday 11 February 2017 from 8am to 5pm
Sunday 12 February 2017 from 9am to 3pm

Eye dotting ceremony, 9am Saturday
Saturday: competition races
Sunday: corporate and charity races

Where
Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cost
Free
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