• 10th Annual Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival

    By: Nicolette Christopher


    Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival Presented by PepsiCo.

    WFTV's 9 Family Connection is proud to once again partner with the 10th Annual Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat FestivalSaturday October 14th, at Turkey Lake in Bill Frederick Park.

    The event, Presented by PepsiCo, attracts recreational and competitive teams from all over North America and has been the catalyst for many new team start-ups in the Orlando area. Teams travel internationally just to participate in the event and to compete against the continent's best.

    Twenty paddlers move in unison, combining strength and teamwork in a boat whose elaborate design originates from ancient China. 

    Racing will being at 9:00 am and will continue throughout the day. Admission is free for spectators. The festival also includes exhibitors, food trucks, Asian Cultural performances and a medal ceremony. 

    A portion of the proceeds of the event will be donated to UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health. 

    It's going to be a lot of fun and you can come out and cheer for your favorite team!

    For more information, click here.

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