Dragon Boat

The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the oldest festivals in Chinese culture.

Falling on the 5th day of the 5th month according to Chinese lunar calendar, the Dragon Boat Festival is one of great significance. It has been held annually for more than 2,000 years. The festival commemorates the patriotic poet Qu Yuan (340-278 BC). Many legends circulate around the festival but the most popular is the legend of Qu Yuan.

Each year FCC-Rochester celebrates the Dragon Boat Festival with a family picnic at a local park, typically in June. Watch this page for information about our next FCC-Rochester celebration of the Dragon Boat festival.


Our Dragon Boat Picnic to be combined with Culture Weekend 2018 this year!

Meet up with FCC-Rochester families at the 2018 Ithaca Dragon Boat Festival!

2018 Finger Lakes International Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Taughannock Falls State Park
1740 Taughannock Blvd
Trumansburg, New York 14886

  • Dragon boat races, food and market vendors, family activities, cultural performances and more
  • World class racing with certified race officials and experienced race management

“The Finger Lakes Dragon Boat Festival is the one of the few dragon boat events, in this part of the US, that draws from all the major cities in the Northeast Corridor that provides both well produced event and the beautiful setting of Central New York. The festival in Ithaca is becoming a “must” on the race schedule of many teams. “

– Ken Wong, Philadelphia Dragon Boat Association, U.S. National Champions
Find more information about the festival at http://fingerlakesdragonboat.org or on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FLIDBF/.

FCC-Rochester will not be organizing an official registration for this event. We are hoping for an informal gathering of families sometime during the festival.

Send an email to Jenna Morales at Jenna@TurtleG.com if you are interested in coming so we can organize a meet up at the festival.