Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival, originally Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Regatta, is one of the earliest of its kind and the most representative international dragon boat race event in the world. Held every summer on the weekend after the Dragon Boat Festival Day, it is a party time with exciting races, live music, beers under the iconic skyline of Victoria Harbour.hong kong dragon boat carnival 2016

Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races was first held in 1976 by the Hong Kong Tourist Association (now Hong Kong Tourism Board) in Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter. Other than the nine the Hong Kong fishermen teams, a Japanese fishermen team from Nagasaki was also invited to participate in the races. This humble event aroused worldwide interest in dragon boat racing. Dragon boat race, an ancient Chinese folk ritual, has been transformed into a modern international sport. Let’s kick off the summer with the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival!

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival 2019

This year, the Carnival will take place at Central Harbourfront. Winning dragon boat teams from all over the world will compete against each other for the international grand championships. Some of the top regional teams are invited to join this event. Local teams organized by banking and commercial corporations, professional bodies and disciplinary forces will also participate in the races.

Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races

  • Date & Time:
    • 14 June 2019 (Fri.) 12:30–6pm
    • 15–16 June 2019 (Sat. and Sun.) 8:30am-5pm
  • Venue: Victoria Harbour, Central
  • Admission: Free

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival

  • Date & Time:
    • 14 June 2019 (Fri.) 1–9pm
    • 15–16 June 2019 (Sat. and Sun.) 10am-9pm
  • Venue: Central Harbourfront Event Space
  • Admission: Free
  • Download Map

While watching the fierce dragon boat races, how about enjoying some live music, cool beer, local and international delicacies?


  • Man-made Beach and Splash Area
  • Sunset Concert
  • Street Food Gala
  • Artisanal Market – ‘Discovering Hong Kong Crafts Stories’
  • Elite Partners Fancy Dress Competition
  • CCB (Asia) Dragon Boat Display
  • CCB (Asia) Row for CharityCCB (Asia) Row for Charity
  • Interactive Activities

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How to get there:

  • MTR Admiralty Station, take Exit A and walk 10 minutes; or,
  • MTR Central Station, take Exit A and walk 10 minutes; or,
  • MTR Hong Kong Station, take Exit A2 and walk eight minutes; or,
  • Take the Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central

This summer, let’s feel the passion and excitement of Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival.

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