The 6th Annual Walgreens Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival & Races will be held Saturday, May 9 (starting at 8 am) on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville.
The Tchefuncte River will come alive with the sounds of beating drums, splashing water, impassioned paddlers, cheering crowds and bustling festival grounds. Participants and spectators will be treated to a day of dragon boat racing, exhibitors, food an dretail vendors, all enhancing the opportunity to experience the blending of ancient Asian tradition and southern culture in the Greater New Orleans area.
Dragon boats are forty feet in length, with twenty paddlers, a steersperson, and a drummersitting high behind a colorful dragon head. Dragon boating dates back over 2,000 years in China.
FREE Admission for Spectators on the day of the races! Should be a very unique event to watch with your family while you enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of Madisonville! More Info on Facebook Page