On 16th June at 12pm we are meeting up at  Kro  in Piccadilly, Manchester to enjoy the great Dragon Boat Festival.


Chinatown is coming alive for the Dragon Boat Festival aka the Double Fifth Festival.

This will involve a full day of fun and festivities including food stalls, fun fairs, competitions, entertainment, and dragon boat races.

Dragon boat races are as old as the Olympics and part of traditional Chinese culture. The difference this time is that the race will be run on dry land as the Manchester races are brought to Chinatown for the first time.

Teams of four runners will be running inside the ‘Dragon Boats’, which have been designed by artist Lydia Meiying.

The race will start and finish beneath the famous imperial Chinese Arch, where teams from organisations such as Greater Manchester Police, the Yang Sing, and CityCo will be competing to take home the trophy.

The event is being organised by Manchester Chinatown Community Group (MCTCG). They are working in partnership with numerous third sector, corporate and council partners.

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