Brush Creek on the Country Club Plaza will be packed with people and dragons for the 14th Annual Kansas City Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The boats enter the water at 8 a.m. and festivities begin at 9:45 am. as drum rollers and dragons march along the banks of Brush Creek to kick-off a day of racing, music, dance, Tai Chi and Martial Arts performances.
Children’s crafts, calligraphy, face painting, balloon art, souvenirs and food trucks will also be available to entertain on land while Dragon Boat teams race in the water.
Community Division teams representing the Ethnic Enrichment Commission, JCCC Faculty and Staff, e-shipping, KC Parks, KU Medical Center, KC Rotary Club 13 and the Kansas City Chinese Association will compete.
Teams from the University of Kansas, the Kansas City Art Institute, UMKC, and Blue Valley North High School will vie for a trophy in the Academic Division.
A guest team, directly from Beijing, China’s Dragon Boat Federation, will also be in attendance to experience the only Dragon Boat race event on Brush Creek!
The festival is hosted by Kansas City-Xi’an Sister City Committee and the Society for Friendship with China in partnership with Kansas City Parks and Recreation. For additional information, please visit http://dragonboatkc.org