Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, September 28, 2024

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The 2024 Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival at beautiful North Park Lake (10301 Pearce  Mill Road, Alison Park, PA 15101) will offer a day of great fun and spirited racing for both recreational and competitive teams. Created to showcase the sport of dragon boat racing and to support Breast Cancer Survivors (BCS), the Festival features divisions for Community (friends and family, corporate, etc.), Sport, Youth, and BCS teams.  It is a celebration of dragon boat racing, culture, community and survivorship.  Create a team and join us. All equipment is provided!

ABOUT DRAGON BOATING

A dragon boat team consists of 20-24 paddlers who sit two abreast, a coxswain (provided) who steers from the rear, and a drummer who sits at the front.

CREATE A TEAM

At this year’s festival, community, sport and youth teams as well as Breast Cancer Survivor teams are expected to paddle and race for medals and awards.

BECOME A SPONSOR

There are many sponsorship opportunities to help Breast Cancer Survivors. In addition, you will get exposure to hundreds of event participants and spectators.

ORGANIZED BY PITTSBURGH HEARTS OF STEEL

Pittsburgh Hearts of Steel is a support group open to all Breast Cancer Survivors. We want to provide a place where Breast Cancer Survivors of all ages and physical abilities can gather to discuss and act to improve their overall sense of well-being. We do this through physical activity, communication, support, friendship, and giving back to our community.

2023 RACE DAY SCHEDULE

8:00 AM Captains Meeting
8:20 AM Eye Dotting Ceremony/Dhol Drum
8:50 AM National Anthem
9:10 AM First Race Begins
1:00 PM Lunch Break (Breast Cancer Survivor Ceremony; Entertainment; Pittsburgh Xiaobo Waist Drum Dance Group; Tai Chi Sword Demonstration; Little Apple Streamer Dance)
1:45 PM Final Races Begin, Followed by Medal Ceremony

PICTURES FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS

The previous Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festivals were a huge success thanks to our sponsors, teams, and support from our local community. See below for our featured pictures!

2023 FESTIVAL SPONSORS

Highmark AHN
90.5 WESA
91.3 WYEP
Levin Furniture & Mattress
DiNuzzo Private Wealth
Creighton Printing
Trinity Supply & Installation
Broad Shadow Farms
Hampton Technical Associates
Penn Hills Rental
BW Keystone Floral Supply
McKain Family
Carrozzi Family

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