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Dragon Boat Races

The biggest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Produced by the City of Sydney

More than 3,000 Dragon Boat Race paddlers churn the water as spectators line Cockle Bay Wharf. Witness the spectacular 12-metre 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 on-board drummers, and marvel at fierce dragons slicing through the water.

Join WSFM’s breakfast radio stars Jonesy and Amanda on Saturday 24 February. They take to the water to compete in their very own Celebrity Dragon Boat Race to find the ultimate Dragon Boat champion!

To ensure a safe weekend of Dragon Boat racing, Taoist monks will perform the blessing of the waters and a unique eye-dotting ceremony. They’ll dab red paint onto the eyes of each boat, said to awaken the dragons! From 8.30am on Saturday 24 February.



Saturday 24 February 2018 from 8am to 5pm
Sunday 25 February 2018 from 8.30am to 3pm



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