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2024 UK CHINESE
DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

Day 1

Saturday 8 June
Race for Amateur team

The Lowry Piazza
& Huron Basin,
MediaCityUK, Salford,
M50 3AZ

09:30 - 10:00

Dragon Boat Team Registration

(Handout of team flag, uniforms and racing schedule)

Location

The Front bank of Huron Basin (next to the Alchemist)

10:00

Crew Managers Meeting and Safety Briefing

Location

Race Control Centre stall (Near to the Lowry Outlet)

10:30 - 11:00

Arrival of VIP guests

Team Entrance

Location

Media City Piazza (MCP)

10:50 - 11:00

Dragon dance and lion dance

Location

Main Stage, MCP

11:10 - 12:00

Opening Ceremony

  • Guest Speeches

  • Group photo

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

  • Paddle Awarding

Location

Main Stage, MCP

12.30

Start of Performances

*the first 12 teams are guided to prepare for loading

Location

Main Stage and On The Canal

12.40

Cultural performances (continuing until 17:00)

Location

Main Stage

13:00 - 17:15

Dragon Boat Race, two rounds for each team

Semi-final - the third round for the top 20 teams

Grand Final of Dragon Boat Race for top 6 teams

Location

Huron Basin

17:30

Award Ceremony/Trophy and Medals Presentation

Location

Main Stage, MCP

Day 2

Sunday 9 June
Race for Professional teams
(500m and 200m)

Huron Basin,
MediaCityUK,
Salford,
M50 3AZ

09:00 - 10:00

Dragon boat racing for professional groups

(continuing until 16:30)

Location

Huron Basin

10:00 - 12:00

Mixed performances and culture event

  • Dragon and lion dancing

  • Singing

  • Dancing

  • Music playing

  • Martial arts


Provided by XCA​ Yinghua Choir, XCA Hongman Dance Troop and other UK based Chinese Communities

Location

Main Stage, MCP

12:00 - 16:15

Performance by Salford Music and Performance Team

Salford College Performance Team

Boat Racing Continues at Huron Basin

Location

Main Stage, MCP

16:30

2023 Chinese Dragon Boat Festival Closing Ceremony

Location

Main Stage, Lowry Plaza

UK CHINESE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

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