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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Click here to donate to the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival!


For the second year, we invited visitors to submit selfies taken at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. The top contenders were posted on our Facebook page and YOU voted with your “LIKE”s. The top winner was awarded a $100 VISA gift card, second place got $50 and third place $25.

So without any more ado, here are the winners of the 2015 CDBF Selfie Contest!


Karen Shimamoto of the Japanese drum group Denver Taiko, submitted this selfie of herself with members of the popular group, and earned third place honors.


Joanne Liu and her daughter Melody star in the second-place winning selfie. It helps that Melody is so adorable, but we also like the CDBF dragon she’s holding!


In first place is painter and tattoo artist Jason Lamb, who posed with Kurt Weinreich, the man who attends the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in full traditional Japanese samurai armor. Other contest submission were posed with Kurt, but somehow, the ink-and-sword combo worked, and Jason’s selfie ran away with the votes. Congratulations Jason!