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Activities for Dragon Boat Festival holiday

The most anticipated Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Zhongshan) "OCT Cup" Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament will kick off at the Zhongshan Dragon Boat Culture Park on June 22.


Photo/Liu Shijue

A total of 39 dragon boat teams from 11 GBA cities, including 2 from Hong Kong, 2 from Macao, 3 from Guangzhou, 1 from Shenzhen and 2 from Foshan, will take part in the competitions of Men's Long Dragon boat, Men's National Standard Dragon Boat, Women's National Standard Dragon Boat, and etc.


Photo/Liu Shijue

Traditional dragon boat displays will be placed at the Dasin Sports Park and Tianzi Wharf, as well as at such shopping malls as Mixc One, Huafa Mall and Dasin Metro Mall. Residents and tourists can experience traditional activities like Leaping Over the Dragon Gate, on-shore dragon boat rowing and etc to explore the dragon boat culture.


During the 3-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday, a range of performances related to the dragon boat culture will be presented to residents and tourists on the Qijiang River (Xingzhong Plaza section), including motorboats, water crafts, sailboats and SUPs (stand-up paddling).

In addition, over 330 intangible cultural heritage activities in 140 categories will be carried out across the city during the holiday, such as:

"Tasty Xiangshan" Food Carnival

Time: 11:00-22:00, June 22-24

Location: Sunwen West Road Pedestrian Street

Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibitions

ICH Bazaar

Time: 11:00-22:00, June 22-24

Location: Sunwen West Road Pedestrian Street

Folk Art Parades

Time: 16:30-17:30, June 23-24

Locations: Sunwen West Road Pedestrian Street, Xingzhong Plaza

Colourful Dragon Shows

Time: 15:30-16:30, June 22-24

Location: Qijiang River (Xingzhong Plaza section)

Water Sports Shows

Time: 15:00-15:30 & 16:30-18:00, June 22-24

Location: Qijiang River (Xingzhong Plaza section)

Guangdong-Hong Kong Stars Concert 

Time: 20:00, June 23

Location: Xingzhong Stadium

GBA (Zhongshan) Martial Arts Exchange 

Time: June 24 night

Location: Parkway Plaza (Xiaolan Town)

For more information, please scan the code below (Chinese), or follow official Wechat accounts of towns/districts to get updated!


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