4 Exciting Dragon Boat Races After Duanwu in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, June 13, 2024

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The Dragon Boat Festival brought us heaps of fun and joy! Did you catch a dragon boat race? If not, don't worry—the dragon boat season is in full swing throughout June!

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Dragon Boat Race in Haizhu. Image by Billy Jiang/That's

Here are some thrilling dragon boat races happening in Guangzhou for the remainder of the month:

Tianhe District

Guangzhou International Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament

Date: June 16

Schedule: 

  • 9am - 1pm: Preliminary & Semi Finals

  • 2pm - 4.30pm: Final & Awards Ceremony

Participants: 111 Dragon Boat Teams

Public Viewing Platform: Near the North Gate of Sun Yat-Sen University

Location: Liede River to the Sun Yat-Sen University and Ersha Island sections of the Pearl River 中大北门广场至广州大桥之间的珠江河段


Tianhe Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament

Date: June 29

Details: To be announced

Location: River along Haixinsha Plaza 海心沙广场河段


Liwan District

Huadi River Dragon Boat Parade

Traditional-Dragon-Boat-with-decorations.-Image-by-Billy-Jiang-That-s.jpgTraditional Dragon Boat with decorations. Image by Billy Jiang/That's

This will be the very first dragon boat celebration taking place at Huadi River, Liwan, after decades.

Date: June 15

  • 10am - 11am, Dragon Boat Parade

Participants: 2 Traditional Dragon Boats

Location: Between Dongjiao Bridge and Huadi Jushu Waterway, along Pearl River Piano Park 东漖大桥下方水域至花地河菊树水闸区间(珠江钢琴厂对出的河道水域),长度约1100米


Conghua District

Conghua Dragon Boat Tournament

Date: June 29

Schedule: 

  • 10.30am - 11.30am: Opening Ceremony

  • 2pm - 4pm: Preliminary & Semi Finals

  • 4pm - 6pm: Final & Awards Ceremony

Location: River along Jin Ou Plaza 广州从化金瓯广场

Join in the excitement of these cultural celebrations and witness the thrilling races unfold along the beautiful waterways of Guangzhou!


[Cover image by Billy Jiang/That's]

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