The 2018 Taipei Dragon Boat Festival
The 2018 Taipei Dragon Boat Festival attracts people from all over Asia to observe this annual celebration. A spectacle of over 212 dragon boats, all with various colors and designs, will compete to see who’s this year’s fastest boat!
In addition to the main Taipei Dragon Boat Festival competition, there will be a variety of other traditional activities taking place. There will be dragon boat training sessions, dragon boat eye painting, an egg-balancing contest and a rice dumpling making workshop.
Images from last year’s Dragon Boat Festival from the Taipei Tourism website
Is it free to attend?
Yes, it’s free!
Where is it?
It’s at Taipei’s Dajia Riverside Park in the Songshan District.
The full address is:
Dajia Riverside Park, Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
What is the weather forecasted to be like?
The weather will be unstable with rainfall happening throughout the event. It’s also forecasted to be heavy rainfall from Monday evening. You can view the Taipei weather forecast for every hour the event will run.
How to get there?
From the MRT: Get off at the Dazhi Station, exit 3. From the exit, it’s about a 20 minuet walk to the Dajia Riverside Park following the directions after exiting the Dazhi Station.
When does this event start and end?
It starts on Saturday 16th to Monday 18th 2018. The Monday will be a national holiday in Taiwan for the Dragon Boat Festival.