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29th Annual Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

June 22, 23, 24, & 25 2017 – FREE ADMISSION!

Beginning on Thursday afternoon with the colourful Eye-dotting Ceremony and evening opening concert, the festival continues with two more days of non-stop entertainment on the World Beat Stage, fabulous food, children’s activities,art installations, the Interactive Circus performances, shopping, and of course, dragon boat racing of the highest caliber.

Admission is free to the general public. Plan to come down to the waters of False Creek and celebrate with us!

Located at Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park and the waters of False Creek, near Science World. Nearest SkyTrain Station is Science World. Intersection of Quebec Street and Terminal Avenue in Vancouver.

Thursday, June 22
Blessing Ceremony5pm
Friday June 23
Dragon Boat Gala5pm
Friday Night Opening Kick Off 6pm
Visiting Team Welcome Party6pm
Feature Race: TBD6:30pm
Saturday, June 24
Races start8am
Concord Pacific Fan Zone Open8am
Family Fun Zones Opens (Featuring Climbing Wall, Wipe Out Game & Obstacle Course)10am
World Beat Stage Entertainment begins11am
Creekside Stage Entertainment Begins11am
Granville Island Brewing Beverage Garden Opens11am
Circus West POP-up Performances Begin12pm
Concord Pacific Champion Race Series12:30pm
Featured Race: Concord Pacific International Cup
Featured Race: Grand Dragons Cup
Featured Race: U24 Cup
Featured Race: CIBC Breast Cancer Survivor Race
Featured Race: Guts and Glory Women5pm
Festival Site Closed 7pm
Sunday, June 25
Races start8am
Concord Pacific Fan Zone Open8am
Visiting Team Race8am
Family Fun Zones Opens (Featuring Climbing Wall, Wipe Out Game & Obstacle Course)10am
World Beat Stage Entertainment begins11am
Creekside Stage Entertainment Begins11am
Granville Island Brewing Beverage Garden Opens11am
Circus West POP-up Performances Begin12pm
Featured Championship Divisional Races12pm
Granville Island Brewing Beer Garden opens11am
Championship races begin (time approximate)12pm
Welcome Remarks from World Beat Stage1:30pm
Featured Race: Concord Pacific Guts and Glory (Mixed)5pm
Paddlers and Volunteer Send Off begins in the Granville Island Brewing Beer Garden5pm
Festival site is closed to the general public6pm

FAQ

29th Annual Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

FREE ADMISSION!

Event Dates and Times:
Friday, June 23, 2017, 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8am to 6pm
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 8am to 6pm
Races start at 8am and all other activities start at 10am

Location:
Concord Pacific Place,  Creekside Park and the waters of False Creek.

Festival Entrances:
1455 Quebec Street (east entrance), Concord Pacific Place at Quebec & Pacific Avenue (north entrance).

Baby Change Room
TBD

ATM Cash Machines
TD Bank is on Manitoba, one block south from the site and Vancity at Quebec Street.

Information
Science World Gate

First Aid
Roaming and at Production Site, available by radio

Telephones:
In Creekside Community Centre.

In case of emergency please ask any person with a radio for directions to Production Site.

Relax and enjoy the ride. In the interests of the environment we encourage you to use public transportation when you visit the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival.

Take the Skytrain!
We are located just a one minute walk from the Main Street/Science World station. The first Skytrain on Saturday will get you to the site (Main Street Station) by 6:45am and the first train on Sunday, by 7:45am.

Take the Bus!
Take the bus directly to the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival by hopping on the #3 Main, #8 Fraser/Downtown, or the #19 Metrotown/Stanley Park. On the weekend these buses start running early and all stop just outside our front gate.

Go to http://tripplanning.translink.bc.ca to find the best transit route for your journey.

Or for transit information call 604 953-3333 or go to www.translink.bc.ca.

Take your bike!
Cycling to the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival is a great way to integrate sports, environmentalism and sustainability. On-site at the festival, we will provide a secure bike lock-up service by donation.

If you must drive:
From the east – drive west on Terminal to Quebec

From the west – drive east on Pacific Blvd. and turn right on Quebec Very limited street parking may be found along Pacific Blvd., Expo Blvd., Quebec & Terminal, 1st and Ontario.

While at the Festival:
Roaming the crowded Festival grounds while riding or walking your bike, wearing your roller blades or walking your dog can lead to frustration and possible injury. We strongly encourage you to please lock up your bike, remove your roller blades and leave your pup at home.

© 2017 Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society