Dragon Boat Festival
Free and Groundbreaking event coming to Daybreak!
- Date & Time: August 28th at 9 am until 3 pm
- Race: 9 am - 3 pm
- Kids activities: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
- Cultural performances: 11 am - 1 pm
- Locations: 10856 Oquirrh Lake Rd, South Jordan, UT, 84009
On the Lake - Cross streets Isla Daybreak Road & Oquirrh Lake Road by Spiderman Park
- Registration Deadline - All registration is CLOSED
- This race is intended for NOVICE RACERS and is a SHORT COURSE.
- There will be onsite food for purchase, entertainment, games, and cultural performances.
The dragon boat race portion of the event is a fundraiser for The Refugee & Immigrant Center - Asian Association of Utah charity (see below for additional details) and is open for families, neighbors, corporations, sports teams, etc. from the community who want to put together a team to race (16-20, people per team plus a drummer) – a great team-building activity!
Whether you want to join the race, check out the festival, or take a seat on the shore to cheer on your favorite team, don’t miss this rip-roaring premier event right here in Daybreak!
Food Trucks in attendance
|Fatty Tuna||Comfort Bowl||Abiyaki Hibachi Grill||Marquesas Corndogs||The Ramen|
|Pizza Bus||Kona Ice||District Thai Fusion||Waffle Love||Thai Chef To Go|
History of the Dragon Boat Festival:
Dragon Boat Racing represents the local people who raced their boats to search for Qu Yuan’s body and dropped lumps of rice into the river so the fish would not feast on his body. In order to commemorate Qu Yuan, this practice continues today each year on the day of his death. It is now said that the winning team of the races will have good luck and happy life in the following year.
DRAGON BOAT RACE DETAILS
See the video for an illustration of dragon boat racing.
The Refugee & Immigrant Center - Asian Association of Utah, is a private, non-profit organization that provides immigrants and refugees with counseling and support services, ESL classes, interpreting and translation, social services, help for human trafficking survivors to achieve healing and self-sufficiency, and youth and family programs. To learn more about their mission and services, visit their website: Refugee & Immigrant Center | Helping Refugee Community in Utah (aau-slc.org)
DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL - CULTURAL PERFORMANCES - DETAILS FORTHCOMING.
11 AM – 1 PM
Chinese Fashion Show
Dragon Dance - Jung Hing Lion Dance group
Solo Dancer, Kaitlyn Cao
Monkwise – Martial Arts Demos
Su Ma Ma Chinese Club - Dancers
BYU Folk Dance
Viola Solo -Shuo Diao
|Cross Country Mortgage||Jube Jube’s Dragon||Denny's Auto Inc|
|The Riot||Larry H Miller Ford Draper||The Providence Athletics|
|Salt Lake City Corp||University Credit Union||Valley Behavioral Health|
|OCA Asian Pacific Islander American Advocates||Daybreak Diversity & Inclusion Club||Brick Canvas|
|Skyridge High School – Chinese 5 AP||Skyridge High School – Chinese 3 & 4||Zander Real Estate Team|
|Late Snake||BrideZillas||Ladies of Eastlake|
People of Daybreak