4TH Annual Habitat Dragon Boat Festival This Saturday

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Dynamic Dragon boats are here!   The 4th Annual Habitat Dragon Boat Festival is scheduled for Saturday. Organizers say with origins dating back 2,300 years, dragon boat racing is the most fun, unique cultural event featuring adrenaline-pumping action. Last year, in Gadsden, it was enjoyed by over 800 athletes paddlers. The races will be staged on the Coosa River at Riverwalk Park across from Moragne Park.  Teams race in 46-foot long Hong Kong-style dragon boats adorned with decorative dragonheads and tails, with 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerer navigating a racecourse at speeds of 10-15 miles per hour. For more information call 256-543-1898, visit the website www.habitatdragonboat.com, or visit their Facebook page at habitatdragonboat. 



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