Dragon Boat Festival

Festivals & Fairs, Food, FREE, Fundraisers, the Arts | | May 1, 2007 at 10:06

dragonboat.jpgIn the beautiful setting of Lake Las Vegas, 44 foot, teak Chinese war canoes will compete in three 500-meter race heats on Sat May 5, starting at 10am. Each canoe has a 22-person crew with 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steerman. Teams come from US and Canada to compete.

Ceremonies will start at MonteLago Village on Fri May 4 @ 6:30pm with the “Dotting of the Eye Ceremony,” a tradition which awakens the Dragon spirit. Enjoy a performance of the Shaolin dancers followed by a screening of “South Pacific” on the Events Plaza.

Look for vendors with food and fun and lots of entertainment for the whole family. Proceeds from the Dragon Boat Pledge Program benefit the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

For more info call MonteLago Village Events Hotline 702-564-4766 or visit www.montelagovillage.com. Also visit www.facilitymarketing.com/DragonBoat. Montelago Village Lake Las Vegas 1600 Lake Las Vegas Pkwy Henderson NV.

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