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22nd Annual RI Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival


September 2nd, 2023

Festival Pier

Pawtucket, RI

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Come for action-packed, all-day entertainment with exciting dragon boat races, cultural performances, authentic cuisine, and the popular dumpling eating contest all along The Pawtucket River!


Our races continue to use the fiberglass Taiwanese-style dragon boats gifted to us from the Republic of China (Taiwan) and incorporate the skill of flag-catching in each race.


This event is made possible thanks to the Luke Charitable Foundation and is produced by Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

to showcase Asian culture and reacquaint people to the rivers of

Rhode Island's Blackstone Valley


Register your team for the

Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races

on the Pawtucket River!


Great for both club teams, and businesses / community groups looking to do team building and showcase their organization to thousands of spectators in a fun and unique way!


Registration includes team tent along the riverfront, 5 practice sessions leading up to the races, chances at cash prizes, and a ton of fun and camaraderie with your teammates.


Team Sign Up 





Sponsorship opportunities available too!


Sponsorship Form



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