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2017 Taipei Dragon Boat Festival: Health and Happiness at Taipei’s Riverside

2017 Taipei Dragon Boat Festival: Health and Happiness at Taipei’s RiversideWith the approach of dragon boat season, the 2017 Taipei Dragon Boat Festival will be taking place at the Dajia Riverside Park between May 28 and 30!

As one of the three major festivities for Chinese societies around the world, the Dragon Boat Festival is often associated with cultural icons such as dragon boats, zongzi (wrapped sticky rice), balancing eggs at noon, and fragrant sachets.

To ensure that locals can enjoy an unforgettable Dragon Boat Festival, Taipei City Government will host this year’s event at Dajia Riverside Park. Consisting of booths and activities highlighting fun for the entire family, this event will allow children to come into closer contact with nature through outdoor activities by the river. The annual zongzi-wrapping competition is a chance for ladies and mothers to demonstrate their skill at creating the tasty entrée! Meanwhile, the egg-balancing event taking place at noon will challenge participants in exercising their capabilities at making an egg ‘stand.’ Offering activities ranging from games and fun to delicious snacks, the riverside carnival promises to bring laughter and joy during this period.

The most important event of the festival – dragon boat racing – will see the participation of over 200 teams hailing from both Taiwan and abroad. With total prizes reaching NT$1 million, Taipei’s dragon boat competition is the largest of its kind on the island. Another highlight for 2017 is the City University Dragon Boat Invitation.

Dragon Boat Festival Itinerary


Sunday, May 28

Monday, May 29

Tuesday, May 30

8 AM – 5 PM
Registration Area

Check-in for athletes

8 AM – 5 PM
Race Area

2017 Taipei International Dragon Boat Championship and City University Invitation Dragon Boat Race

8:30 AM – 5 PM
City University Division/ Invitation Performance Division

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Dragon Boat Race

8:30 AM – 4:10 PM
Dragon Boat Race/Finals

1 PM – 5 PM
Stage Area

1:30 PM – 3 PM
Stage Performance

11:30 AM – noon
Stage Performance

10 AM – 11:30 AM
Sky High Egg Balancing Contest

3 PM – 4 PM
Opening Ceremony Rehearsal

1:30 PM – 2 PM
Stage Performance

11:30 AM – noon
Dajia Egg-balancing Contest

4 PM – 5 PM
Stage Performance

2 PM – 3 PM
Creative Zongzi Wrapping Event

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Stage Performance

5 PM – 5:30 PM
Assembly of Athletes Attending the Opening Ceremony

3:30 PM – 4 PM

YOYO Fans Meet

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Closing Ceremony and Award Presentation Rehearsal

5:30 PM – 6 PM
Opening Ceremony

4:30 PM – 5 PM
Assembly of Winning Teams and Award Recipient Reps

 5 PM – 5:30 PM
International Dragon Boat Championship Award Presentation and Closing Ceremony

10 AM – 5 PM
Riverfront Carnival

Exciting Taipei (City Policy Promotion, Food Area, DIY Learning Area)

10 AM – 5 PM
Greens Playground

Dragon Boat on Land Photography Zone, Bravo Stadium, Hero’s Boulevard Them Area

various kinds of zongzi

For more information, please visit the official Chinese website of the 2017 Dragon Boat Festival at: http://dragonboat.taipei/default.aspx

2017 Taipei Dragon Boat Festival

Date: May 28 – 30
Venue: Dajia Riverside Park

2017 Taipei Dragon Boat Festival



May 28 - 30

2017 International Dragon Boat Competition

May 28

Opening Ceremony of the Dragon Boat Festival

May 29

Group Lesson on Wrapping Innovative Zongzi

May 30

Sky High Egg Balancing Competition; Dajia Riverside Park Egg-standing Competition

Dragon Boat Competition