15th Annual Charlotte Asian & 9th Dragon Boat Festival
The 14th Annual Charlotte Asian Festival is an annual family-oriented event for the Asian and non-Asian community in and around Mecklenburg County and throughout the Carolinas. The festival celebrates Asian cultures, diversity, ethnicity, roots and history. The 8th Annual Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival is an exciting team competition. An important part of the Chinese traditional calendar, dragon boat racing originated over 2,300 years ago on the life-sustaining rivers of southern China. The Charlotte race is an open competition to anyone 15 years of age or older. Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius. The dragon boat race begins at 9 a.m. The Asian festival opens at 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Parking is available at the Palace Theatre, 17220 W. Catawba Road with complimentary shuttle service to the festival site.