Since 2000, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council has presented Rhode Island’s Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival. The event consists of dragon boat races for professional and amateur teams, along with many cultural and artistic events, including a Chinese dumpling eating contest, aimed at adults and children. With the emphasis on competition and fun, the event makes an entertaining day for participants and the entire family.
Races are held on the Blackstone River off the School Street pier in Pawtucket with the festival running from 8 am – 5 pm. Join the thousands who attend each year for great competition, fun, and to learn about Chinese culture.