jen-nguyenThe Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is excited and proud to announce that Jennifer Q. Nguyen stepped into the role of Festival Director on April 19th​!

Jen is an avid community volunteer and held many leadership roles on the CDBF Operations Committee since 2011, including coordinating volunteers and managing the main stage.

She brings a wealth of experience with her including mentoring, training, and supporting Asian American young women as an Executive Committee Member for the Miss Asian American Leadership Program. Jennifer has traveled nationally to fundraise and advocate for mental health awareness with the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association.

She is also very active on the Denver Curling Club board as the Communications Director. Jennifer graduated from the University of Denver with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and went to CU Denver for her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education. She was appointed by Mayor Michael B. Hancock to be a member of the Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission under the city’s Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships.

We’re delighted to have Jen on board to steer the festival!


Our 2016 application forms are now live!

Apply now as a Performer on our stages; a Marketplace vendor or a Taste of Asia food vendor; a Non-Profit Partner; or register a Race Team in the 2016 competition!


Happy Year of the Monkey!

On January 21, 2016, in About, by cdbforg

The annual Lunar New Year, which is often called “Chinese New Year,” is coming up on Monday Feb. 8 this year!

The tradition isn’t marked in all Asian countries, but the Lunar New Year, or “Chinese New Year” is a cultural celebration around the world, especially among Chinese communities.

The years revolve around the Chinese Zodiac and its 12 animal symbols; 2016 is the Year of the Monkey. If you’re a Monkey, you’re probably funny, smart and personable. You may be mischievous like a monkey, and love practical jokes. Monkeys are supremely sociable!

Happy New Year to all of CDBF’s friends and family!


CDBF announces 2016 dates!

On January 4, 2016, in Latest News, by cdbforg
Photo by James Dimagiba

Photo by James Dimagiba

Mark your calendars and block out the last weekend of July — the 16th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival will be held

Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31
at Sloan’s Lake Park!

Join us for your weekend passport to Asia, with over 100 traditional and contemporary performances on five stages, two Taste of Asia food courts, Marketplace vendors, Asian cultural exhibits and demonstrations, and of course, the thrilling sport of Dragon Boat Racing!



On December 8, 2015, in Latest News, by cdbforg

CGD 2015_Master

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