CDBF announces Two Days of Anime!

On May 29, 2015, in Latest News, by cdbforg


CDBF is excited to announce a partnership with Colorado Anime Fest to showcase the diverse styles of anime, from kid-friendly cartoons to epic science fiction adventures, in an exclusive anime tent all weekend long.

You can read about the Colorado Anime Fest in this Westword article.

Click here for more information and updates!

Kathy Poland A Taste of the Philippines

Kathy Poland of A Taste of the Philippines food truck, shown here holding the “Dragon Chef” trophy from last fall’s CDBF fundtraiser, where she beat out two other local Asian chefs with her Filipino cuisine.

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is going to gain a reputation as a launch pad for national culinary recognition! Last year, longtime CDBF Filipina food vendor Leah Eveleigh appeared on Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” show and won her episode (she just graduated from culinary school, so congrats for that!). Now, we have TWO Taste of Asia food court vendors being showcased on the Food Network:

Kathy Poland, who won last fall’s Dragon Chef fundraiser with dishes she serves up from her food truck, “A Taste of the Philippines,” will be competing on “Cutthroat Kitchen” on June 14 at 8 pm! Best of luck to her — Kathy’s already had a pretty good year. She recently celebrated her third anniversary as a popular foodie destination (check her Facebook page for where you can find her), and she also has found a permanent location in addition to her truck — at 29th and Larimer as one of the anchor providers in a cluster of rotating trucks. Let’s tune in and cheer for her o “Cutthroat Kitchen!”

Also on the Food Network, Dae Gee, which has served up wonderful Korean BBQ at the festival for the past few years, will be featured on an upcoming episode of chef Guy Fieri’s popular “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” series. Fieri filmed at Dae Gee (aptly named, it means “Pig Out” in Korean) in April. Dae Gee’s Joseph Kim opened a second location a few months ago to complement his original Westminster restaurant, and he’s working on Dae Gee number-three at 4th and Broadway.

Congratulations to our food vendors, and we urge visitors to try their great food — AS SEEN ON TV! — at CDBF!


Our Board Chair in action!

On April 23, 2015, in Latest News, by cdbforg

Tom Kazutomi, Chair of of the Colorado Dragon Boat’s Board of Directors, stars in a commercial featuring dragon boat racing!


The roar of lions returns to CDBF for 2015

On April 3, 2015, in Latest News, by cdbforg

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In 2014 we debuted the crowd-pleasing Lion Dance Extravaganza, in which area Lion Dance troupes showed off their athleticism, martial arts skills and graceful dance abilities in Gateway To Asia. The Extravaganza returns for 2015.

If you’re in a Lion Dance troupe and would like to compete for the title of crowd favorite, you can submit your application here as a performer — choose the Gateway To Asia stage and tell us all about your troupe.


Sign up and be part of CDBF 2015!

On February 1, 2015, in About, by cdbforg
Denver Taiko shoots a group selfie with the audience from the Main Stage at the 2014 festival. (Photo by Brandon Iwamoto)

Denver Taiko shoots a group selfie with the audience from the Main Stage at the 2014 festival. (Photo by Brandon Iwamoto)

Make your plans now: CDBF 2015 is set for July 18 and 19 at Sloan’s Lake Park, and you can already sign up to participate in the 15th annual festival.

The online registration forms are now available for most areas of the festival (the Volunteer signup form will become available in March). Here are links to each of the areas’ Requirements pages or directly to the registration or application forms: