Dragon Boat Festival 

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Event Information

Phalen Regional Park

1600 Phalen Dr
St Paul, MN 55106


The Dragon Festival is an annual celebration of Asian-Pacific cultures held every Summer in St. Paul, Minnesota. It features Dragon Boat racing, tasty ethnic foods and authentic cultural activities.

Mission: To bring together the Greater Twin Cities diverse communities in celebration of the diverse Asian Pacific cultures through an annual dragon festival.

Vision: To foster trust and a sense of community among Asian-Pacific ethnic communities. To enhance a sense of pride in Asian-Pacific Americans, by respecting and honoring the dignity and value of Asian-Pacific histories, cultures, and traditions. To affirm Asian-Pacific people’s place within and contributions to the State of Minnesota.

Goals: Build bridges between the various Asian-Pacific communities, as well as among them and the wider social fabric of Minnesota by providing friendly competition through a dragon boat race. Promote understanding of various forms of Asian-Pacific artistic, educational, and athletic activities through cultural performances, martial arts, the healing arts, and outdoor/indoor Asian games. Build community and establish collaborations with similar organizations in order to provide an incentive for Asian-Pacific Americans to participate in outreach programs of various community organizations.


  • Saturday, July 13, 20249 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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