WE WANT TO SEND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2023 PITTSBURGH DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL!
The 2023 Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival at beautiful North Park Lake offered a day of great fun and team building for community/corporate dragon boat teams, youth teams, sport teams, and breast cancer survivor teams. It was a celebration of dragon boat racing, culture, community and survivorship. Make sure to join us for the 2024 Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2024!
ABOUT DRAGON BOATING
A dragon boat team consists of 20 paddlers sitting two abreast, a coxswain who steers the dragon boat from the rear, and a drummer who sits at the front.
CREATE A TEAM
At this year’s festival, community, sports and youth teams as well as Breast Cancer Survivor teams are expected to paddle and race for medals and awards.
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!