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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat practice in Miramichi

The 1st Annual Dragon Boat Festival in Miramichi begins Saturday morning (Aug.20) with a sunrise ceremony at 5:30am. If you plan to attend be sure to take pictures for those of us who are sleepy heads!

Watch a video of the teams practicing last night.

At 9am the dragon boat races begin! The race is a 500m course that lasts about two minutes. Teams will start at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel and end at Waterford Green.

Various events will be held all day long including a Fly By by Forest Protection Limited, on-site vendors and buskers. Bring your lawnchair and spend the day in Historic Waterstreet Business District with a view of the beautiful Miramichi River. Take a stroll to visit the shops & restaurants nearby.

The festival rounds up with a street dance at 8pm on Historic Watersteet.  The 1st Annual Dragon Boat Festival is hosted by the Rotary Club of Chatham. Learn more on their website: www.miramichidragonboatfestival.com

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