Westbank Park | 181 Washington Blvd, Columbus OH 43215

May 17, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Westbank Park

181 Washington Blvd, Columbus OH 43215

May 17, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

May 19, 2019 Schedule (Subject to Change)

Competing teams please take note

Time Activity
6:30 am Roads closed and event organizers set up
7:00 am Team registration
7:30 am Dragon Boat Race opening ceremony
7:45 am Eye-Dotting ceremony
7:45 am Team captains meet with GWN
8:10 am Teams assemble for the first race
8:30 am Taoist Taichi Society
8:30 am Horn blows signalling start of the competition
9:45 am Tinikling workshop and other Filipino dances by Sayaw Filipino OH
10:30 am Bollywood dances by Zenia Sunavala and Sabina Lamgahey
10:50 am Master Sen Gao performs the Face Changing dance
11:00 am Alternative music by Michael Mason
11:20 am Okinawan Drum Dance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko
11:50 am The 9th Dragon Boat Race welcoming ceremony
12:00 pm Dragon dance by the Master Gao and students
12:15 pm 5-Star lion dance by the Kung Fu Clubs of Columbus
12:20 pm Master Zhang Shijie and the Shaolin Huiquang Martial Arts in Henan China
12:20 pm End of qualifying bouts and beginning of 40 min lunch break
1:00 pm Bollywood workshop by Zenia Sunavala andSabina Lamgahey
1:00 pm Racing resumes and semi-final races begin
1:20 pm Okinawan drum dance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko
1:40 pm Alternative music by Michael Mason
2:00 pm Taiko workshop by Eric Paton
2:55 pm 5-Star lion dance by the Kung Fu Clubs of Columbus
3:00 pm Master Zhang Shijie and the Shaolin Huiquang Martial Arts in Henan China
3:30 pm Run-off races
3:45 pm Lion dance by Laoshi Gisa Rieske and the Shaolin Huigang of Hillard OH
4:00 pm Championship race
4:25 pm National Anthem by Henry Go
4:30 pm Awards ceremony and closing
5:00 pm Roads open and clean up begins

 

2019 Live Performances

The Taoist Taichi Society is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of Taoist Tai Chi to promote good health.

The Eye Dotting of the “Awakening the Dragon” is an ancient ritual that has been celebrated in China and other Asian countries since ancient times. This dotting of the eyes of the dragon head is believed to protect people from evil spirits and disease for the rest of the year

Sayaw FilipinoOH are Philippine cultural dancers dedicated to showcasing a repertoire consisting of Igorot, Muslim, Hispanic, Fiesta suites and Hip Hop. 

Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko combines dancing and karate forms with drumming, presenting an exciting blend of traditional and contemporary Okinawan music.

Master Sen Gao, a Chinese National Wushu athlete and judge, leads the Dragon Dance performance.

Eric “the Fish” Paton formed the Japanese drumming group Huichi Taiko after a year-long international Artist in Residency project in Ohio with the world’s foremost O-Daiko soloist, Eitetsu Hayashi.

The Laoshi Gisa Rieske of the Ascending Sun Martial Arts Academy and the Shaolin Huiguang of Hillard OH team up to present the Lion Dance.

 Master Zhang Shijie is a world renowned headmaster of the Shaolin Huiquang Martial Arts Major Institute in Henan China, home of Shaolin Temple and Shaolin Gong Fu (Kung Fu). Master Zhang and his team will perform Traditional Shaolin Gong Fu that showcases various fighting routines, weaponry and martial athletic skills.

Zenia Sunavala and Sabina Lamgahey take inspiration from Bollywood films to fuse Bhangra, belly dance, Latin, Hip Hop and contemporary jazz for a lively dance performance.

2019 Food and Maketplace

Dragon Ikka Japanese calligraphy, kimono, accessories
Hinton Apiaries Craft items made from honey, beeswax, soap
Sanu’s Nepali Bazaar Carved wood masks, bowls, statues
Joti Junction Indian fashion jewelries, clutches and more
Body Art by Linda Face painting & Henna tattoos
Asian Clothings Oriental clothing, dolls, handbags and unique gifts

Aloha Aina Hawaiian Fusion
Ninja Bowl Japanese
WF Foods American
Too Good Eats Gourmet Frozen Pops
Snowie Shaved Ice Shaved Ice Treats
Schmidt’s Sausage Truck Real German Food

 

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