2023 UK Chinese Dragon Boat Festival
Join us at Salford Quays for the annual Dragon Boat Festival, cheer on the Manchester Museum team as they participate in this fun-filled water sports activity which originated in China over 2,300 years ago.
This year the festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before. There will be spectacular cultural performances, including Tai chi and kung fu and lessons in Chinese calligraphy.
UK Chinese Dragon Boat Festival (CDBF) is one of the most high profile events organised by the Xinhua Chinese Association (XCA). With supports from local councils, communities and organisations, and Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Manchester, the Festival has been a fast growing event including amateur team dragon boat racing, diversity of culture show and presentations, and taste of authentic food since it was first held in June 2012 at MediaCityUK, Salford, Great Manchester.