Westbank Park | 181 Washington Blvd, Columbus OH 43215

May 19, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Westbank Park

181 Washington Blvd, Columbus OH 43215

May 19, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

May 20, 2018 Schedule

Competing teams please take note

Time Activity
6:30 am Park opens and event organizers set up
7:00 am Team registration
7:30 am Taichi exercise and demonstration
7:45 am

Dragon boat Eye-Dotting ceremony for good health and prosperity

Team captains meet with GWN

8:10 am Teams assemble for the first race
8:15 am Lion Dance prior to first race
8:30 am Horn blows signalling start of the competition
11:30 am Welcome ceremony
11:45 am RMD Okinawan drum dance
12:00 pm HAY break dance performance
12:15 pm Dragon Dance and martial arts
12:20 pm End of qualifying bouts and beginning of 40 min lunch break
12:30 pm Huichi Taiko Japanese drum performance
1:00 pm

Racing resumes and semi-final races begin

Origami at the Children’s Tent. Go and Majong at the Asian Games Tent.

2:00 pm Area 63 band performance
3:50 pm Lion Dance
4:00 pm Championship race
4:25 pm National Anthem
4:30 pm Awards Ceremony and Closing
5:00 pm Clean up

2018 Live Performances

The Taoist Taichi Society promotes the use of Taoist Tai Chi to promote good health.

The Eye Dotting of the “Awakening the Dragon” event is an old ritual that is believed to protect people from evil spirits and ward off disease for the rest of the year.

Hungry Asian Youngstaz (HAY) is a performance group from Hilltop, Ohio that has a passion for break dance.

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.

Area 63 is a band based in Columbus, Ohio, that plays contemporary Filipino music.

Patch Wetzel, founder of and president of PatchWorks Ministries in Johnstown, Ohio, sings the national anthem.

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

Vendors Needed

The Dragon Boat Race is an exciting water sport event held every year at downtown Columbus, Ohio. We are part of the Asian Festival celebrations. DBR is accepting food and concession/marketplace operators.

Food vendors submit an application online.

Marketplace vendors follow the application procedure explained in these general guidelines.

05/19/2019 (8:00 AM)








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