London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2011

London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2011

This summer London Docklands will be full of colourful flags and sounds of rhythmic drumming from teams of competing dragon boats. The 16th London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival will be held on Sunday 19th June 2011 at the London Regatta Centre, Docklands again. The London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is organised by the London Chinatown Lions Club and The Hong Kong Executives Club.

Over 10,000 spectators will anticipate coming and over 30 dragon boats teams are expected to compete in a day of racing in Docklands. Teams will race at least three times along a course of 200m. Boats with the fastest times go through to the final race with Trophies awarded to the top three teams. To commemorate the Xinhai Revolution’s 100th anniversary this year, the first prize cup will be named Xinhai Revolution Cup.

There is live stage entertainment featuring variety show throughout the day with Kung Fu performance, talent show and lion dancing. A replica of the famous Wishing Tree from Hong Kong will be there too. For centuries, Hong Kong people would make wishes athe Wishing Tree by writing their wishes on paper, tie them to an orange and throw onto the tree. If they caught in the branches, it was said that the wishes would come true. As the event also coincide with Father’s Day this year, why not come to make a wish for your dear father?

There are also stalls for delicious food and drinks, as well as cultural stalls such as Chinese calligraphy, Chinese arts and crafts, etc. There are plenty of things for kids to do such as Bouncy Castle and the family favourite Crazy Golf. For older adults, there is a Batak Challenge which test your reaction. The winner will be awarded with a signed cap by Katherine Grainger, the 5 times world champion and 3 times silver Olympic medalist. There will be a Charity Auction for the fantastic precious 2012 Olympic T-shirt signed
by the one and only 5 times Olympic Gold Medalist Sir Steve Redgrave and a T-shirt signed by the current GB Rowing Team! A wonderful chance to owe these most treasured items.

This festival is also a charity event that raises money for various communities and charities including The London Chinese Community Centre, Camden Chinese Association and other charitable organizations. A return ticket to Hong Kong and various attractive prizes are among the great prizes for the raffle tickets on sale on the day to raise fund.

To enter the boat race, please download a sponsorship form from our website

It is highly recommended to take public transport to go there
DLR- Docklands Light Railway, nearest station – Royal Albert
Parking is limited and is £3 per entry to the car park on a first come first served basis.

Julie Chan:
Monita Hung:

Region: All
Start Date: 19/06/2011
End Date: 19/06/2011
Start Time: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Venue: London Regatta Centre,
Venue Address: Dockside Road, London
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Phone: 08448 123456