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9/23-24: Hong Kong-Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Merritt 

When: Sept. 23-24 2017
22nd Annual Hong Kong- Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival (, Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 10am - 5pm at Oakland’s Lake Merritt.

Thousands of paddlers compete in world-class racing, treating audiences to spectacular fleets of colorful 40-foot dragon boats, racing to the beat of Chinese drums.

Returning this year is Dragon Land - “Kids Zone” Pavilion, and the new "Sports Zone", which includes participating Bay Area professional teams.

This family friendly fest includes special cultural arts performances, food vendors, merchandise booths and more.

Free shuttles provided every 20 minutes from BART and nearby parking garage.

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