With a history dating back to ancient China, the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival meets every fall for a day of fun and competition on the Schuylkill River. Teams of paddlers, each with a steersperson and drummer, race for glory in this regional event. Emphasis is on teamwork, and the sport attracts a huge variety of participants – young and old, male and female, with a wide range of fitness levels and abilities. Groups are comprised of service groups, corporations, small businesses and high schools.

Check for this year’s event at https://www.philadragonboatfestival.com/default.asp, and plan a day of fun on the banks of the Schuylkill. Better yet, get your friends together, and sign up to race!