Looking for something different to do this weekend? You may wish to sample the 8th Annual Dragon Boat Competition on Tempe Town Lake Saturday and Sunday. 50 International teams will compete from around the world. But, there is more to the party…
In addition to the Dragon Boat Races, there is a celebration on dry land at Tempe Beach Park. Traditional Chinese music, dance, costumes and food will be part of the party all weekend. Each Dragon boat is 40 to 45 feet long and weighs about 550 lbs. There is a crew of those who row, one person to steer and one person to keep the beat on a large drum (that sounds like the music on KOOL).
If you would like to try something a little different this weekend, travel to Tempe Beach Park and enjoy the show!