Dragon Boat Races
Dragon Boat Races
Past Event

Dragon Boat Races


Opening Ceremony
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Fri 27 Jan

Club Race Day
8am - 6pm
Sat 28 Jan

Corporate and Social Race Day
8am - 6pm
Sun 29 Jan


Cockle Bay
Darling Harbour

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Map, showing Dragon Boat Races

Witness three thrilling days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to celebrate Lunar New Year.

To mark the Lunar New Year, more than 3,000 paddlers will churn the water as spectators line Cockle Bay Wharf to watch the 12m long dragon boats battle it out. Originating in the rivers of Southern China as a way to bring prosperous rains, today’s dragon boat racing has evolved into a fast-paced water sport. Feel your heart race in time with the on-board drummers as the fiercely decorated dragons slice through the water.

Or take in the opening ceremony that will pay tribute to the Australian and Chinese cultures coming together to promote a cultural celebration of diversity and inclusion.

FREE to watch. To enter a team register here



Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit

Head to Darling Harbour for an Asia-inspired extravaganza, featuring countless events including jet pack water shows, fireworks, lion dancing, traditional ceremonies, art installations, workshops and more!

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