London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

3rd Jun, 2018 10:00am – 6:00pm
Photo by Todd Lappin used under CC

Vibrant eastern culture  comes to east London with a splash this summer. The London Dragon Boat Festival is believed to have originated 2,500 years ago on the banks of the Yangtze. It arrived on London waterways around a decade ago, originally to raise funds for Chinese schools in the M25 area. The annual waterside event in the Docklands is hosted by The London Chinatown Lions Club as a celebration of Chinese culture.

Cheer on the dragon boats as race past, and there is a whole programme of events aside from the boat, and Asian street food from China, Japan, Korea and India. It’s a family-friendly event, and other activities and entertainment includes dance performances, martial arts displays, face painting and balloon modelling, and live music.

Dates: 3rd Jun, 2018
Start/End Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Venue: London Regatta Centre
Entry: Free
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Closest station(s): Royal Albert (DLR)
Web: http://www.lhkdbf.co.uk/
Area: Silvertown
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