Since 1976, when Hong Kong introduced the world’s first international races, dragon boat racing has grown in popularity, with clubs and associations forming in countries throughout Asia, Europe and North America and competitions taking place in cities around the world. The colorful Asian tradition turned exciting international sporting event has attracted quite a following in the United States as well. Moving into its twenty-fifth year, the Atlanta event attracts more than 80 teams and a crowd of 8,000+ people. This is the best hands-on cultural event in the Atlanta area. (There are usually some Indian-American teams participating. A list of entrants will be on the race day schedule which typically isn't posted until the week before the event. Registration is set to open perhaps in March and ends at the end of August.)
The annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is Georgia’s biggest Hong Kong cultural event of the year. Thousands of competitors and spectators join to cheer their favorite teams, witness cultural events during the opening ceremonies, and indulge in cuisine from around the world.
There is a parking fee of $10.00 per car. There is no admission into the Park.