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Steveston Dragon Boat Festival returns this weekend

Free family-friendly event for this upcoming weekend.
File photo/Richmond News

After a two-year hiatus, the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival is finally returning.

The event is taking place at Steveston's Imperial Landing with 75 teams and about 2,000 paddlers facing off on the Fraser River on Aug. 20.

The race registrar opens at 7:30 a.m. with races starting at 9 a.m.

While the dragon boat races take place, there will be live music performances including Coastal Wolf Pack, Michelle Kwan on the guzheng, a Chinese plucked zither, Luc LeMans, Hong Hsing Athletic Club and DJ Gerard.

There will also be a festival marketplace, a Red Truck patio and children's activities.

Two special festival displays will be set up for people to explore including the One Hundred Years of Wisdom -- Debra Sparrow Musqueam Boat Display, as well as the Expo 86 original Teak dragon boat display.

The event will take place all day from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Imperial Landing Park.





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