The Dragon Boat Festival once again paddles it’s way into Oriental this weekend, July 22nd and 23rd.  More than twice the number of teams have signed up this year for the ever popular Dragon Boat Race along the Oriental waterfront.  Dragon Boats are the world’s largest flat water racing canoes, propelled by a crew of 20 plus a drummer and a steersperson where teamwork is everything and synchronicity is more important than strength.

For those on-shore, there will be great food, great music, kids activities, a parade of teams and much more.  And good luck to Arlington Place owners Tom and Elaine hills who will be paddling in the race….their boat came in second last year but I have a feeling they have their sites set on #1 this weekend!