16th Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

Presented by Lakehouse and AARP

Sloan's Lake
1700 N Sheridan Blvd
Denver, CO 80212
United States

Event Description:

Saturday, July 30th: 10am to 7pm; Sunday, July 31st: 10am to 5pm

Location & Admission: Northwest Denver, Sloan’s Lake Park at 25th & Sheridan with FREE Admission!

Parking: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, $5 per vehicle with FREE shuttle buses to and from the festival (help us be good neighbors, please don’t park around Sloan’s Lake and Edgewater)!

Mission: The mission of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is to build bridges of awareness, knowledge and understanding between the diverse Asian Pacific American (APA) communities and the general public through cultural education, leadership development, and athletic competition.

What makes CDBF unique: We are a unique event that combines Asian cultural arts, exhibits, demonstration, food and crafts with a sporting activity. We are the largest pan-Asian event in the region, and the largest dragon boat festival in the U.S. that showcases the most pan-Asian culture, community and cultural education.

Festival Features all day, both days include six stages featuring over 100 performances and demonstrations, 2 tasty food courts, and 1 marketplace for you to shop ‘til you drop!

Dragon Boat Races featuring nearly 50 teams in two competition divisions in 100, 250 and 500 meter races.

Lakehouse Main Performing Arts Stage showcasing traditional and contemporary arts.

Coors Light Band Stage with lakeside views and upbeat music from some of Colorado’s rockin’ Asian American bands. Relax in the shade with a cold beverage, cool tunes, and a great spot to watch the races.

Cultural Unity hip-hop dance, urban arts and floating graffiti mural.

AARP Gateway to Asia spotlighting the cultures and traditions of the Indian communities and showcasing a variety of authentic traditional Asian demonstrations, exhibits and martial arts disciplines all weekend!

AnimAsian is a showcase of the diverse styles of anime, from kid-friendly cartoons to epic science fiction adventures! Come watch current and classic anime titles throughout the weekend!

Dragonland for kids. Fun performances and activities to engage and delight children of all ages.

Two Taste of Asia food courts featuring nearly 30 vendors serving up authentic  Asian cuisine.

Bustling Marketplace to shop ‘til you drop. Cruise the 50 booths offering a variety of unique Asian treasures.

Wellness Village offering free health screenings and wellness resources for a healthy lifestyle.