May 11 | Charlotte Dragon Boat & Asian Festival

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Saturday, May 11, 2024
9:00 am–5:00 pm

Ramsey Creek Park on Lake Norman
18441 Nantz Road
Cornelius, NC 28078
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Admission: Free
Parking: No parking at the venue. See the web site for more information.

The annual Charlotte Asian Festival is an annual family-oriented event for the Asian and non-Asian community in and around Mecklenburg County and throughout the Carolinas. The festival highlights and celebrates Asian culture, diversity, ethnicity, roots and history. Authentic food and craft vendors, music, dance, entertainment, and “The Search for the Best of Asian Festival Performing Arts” are all key parts of this fun and festive cultural event.

The annual Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival Race is an exciting team competition and is the fastest growing water sport in the world. An important part of the Chinese traditional calendar, dragon boat racing originated over 2,300 years ago on the life-sustaining rivers of southern China. The DragonBoat Festival Race also commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a Confucian sage revered in Chinese history. The Charlotte race is an open competition to anyone 15 years of age or older.

Partners include Visit Lake NormanMecklenburg County Park and Recreation, and the Charlotte Dragon Boat Association.