The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival wants you to be a part of the celebration this year, in 2012 The Year of The Dragon.
For those who have been to Sloan’s Lake for the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in the past, the memory of the breath taking boating events on water, the family fun in the sun and the extravagant pageantry of the boats and costumes is hard to forget.
Coming July 28-29 The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival returns and you can do more than just watch. From 15,000 participants when the festival started in 2001 to an estimated 100,000 last year, expect this Year of The Dragon celebration to exceed all expectations.
The Colorado Boat Festival wants you to volunteer to be a part of this thrilling cultural event.. Get behind the scenes and see some of the fascinating secrets of production and design from an up close, inside perspective. Your help at the festival is a community service that has benefits for you.
Visit with James on the link below. If he is an example of the kind of person who volunteers, it could be fun to get together a group of friends or family to join in to lend a helping hand at The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. Volunteers are certain to gain some valuable experience and some interesting stories to tell.
Festival hours will be from 10am to 7pm daily on Saturday and Sunday. This year will be the Inaugural Dragon Festival 5K run. Participants are encouraged to release their inner dragon by dressing in Dragon attire for the race. The Asian American community welcomes everyone to come and enjoy the festival during this official Year of The Dragon.
There will be Performing Arts on the Main Stage, a Gateway to Asia exhibit, always exciting boat races, exquisite cuisine and a culinary contest. There will be visual delights everywhere the eye can see. There is no admission price for this spectacular display of Asian American Culture.
Visit the website to volunteer or just make plans to visit the festival July 28-29 for a weekend of fun. The summer schedule of full of cultural festivals that open the door to improved race relations. If you only attend one festival, make it The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in The Year of The Dragon.
View some of the beautiful photos on Yelp from past years: