Read the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival's Letter to the Sloan's Lake Neighborhood, which was distributed to home around Sloan's Lake, which covers the traffic plan for the festival, including road closures, shuttle bus route dropoff and pickup areas, handicapped parking areas and more.
We value our ties to the homeowners in the Sloan's Lake area and work hard to be good civic neighbors.
The Maestas TaeKwon-Do Dungeonless Dragons team is serious about winning the Dragon Cup trophy this year -- check out their practice on Standley Lake. All CDBF race teams have the opportunity to practice before the festival. Read about all the teams on our Race Teams page.
Have you wanted to try dragon boat racing but never could convince 19 of your friends to join you in paddling? Well, here's your chance -- we're offering Dragon Boat 101, an introduction to dragon boat racing for both adults and children (ages 13-17), on Sunday at 11:48 am.
For a $20 fee, you'll get trained and have the chance to get on the water and have at least one full race with another team of DB101 newbies. We will provide the on-shore training, safety guidelines, personal flotation device, and paddle.
It's just about the most exciting minute-and-a-half you'll ever spend (and great exercise too).
You may enjoy it so much that you'll start early trying to convince friends, family and co-workers into putting together a full team for next year!
Download these forms in advance and print them out, or you can fill out registration forms on-site during the festival at the Team Registration tent, along the shore close to the Taste of Asia Food Pavilion:
DB101 Adult Registration
DB101 Adult Waiver
DB101 Youth Registration
DB101 Youth Waiver
You can get a sneak preview of this weekend's festival by scrolling through a low-resolution copy of the program book that will be available at Sloan's Lake.
You can read the program book here.... Or if you have a fast Internet connection, here's the high-quality copy, but it's a very large -- 1.36 GB -- file.)
In this era of climbing gas prices and eco-consciousness, scooters have become not just a viable transportation option, but a desired one. At the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, we invite scooter riders to come and park their motorized two-wheelers at our manned bike corrals (we have two of them on site).
What? You don't have a scooter yet?
Don't fret -- you can have a chance to win one by entering our Board of Directors Raffle. We hold the raffle every year at the festival as a fundraiser to help sustain the future of the event. Thanks to Sportique Scooters, we're giving away a 50cc Kymco LIKE Scooter (shown here, a $2,6000 value) as the 1st Prize.
But wait! There's more!
The 2nd Prize is a 32" LCD Screen TV and Gift Certificate ($539 value) and 3rd Prize is a Deluxe Mahjong Set and Gift Certificate ($305 value).
You can have the chance to win these fabulous prizes for a mere $5 per raffle ticket, available at the raffle booth at the festival. The drawing will be held Sunday 5 pm at the Main Performing Arts Stage, and you don't need to be present to win.
Help CDBF while you help yourself to a chance to win a scooter!
Here's your chance to win an iPad2 from Apple, courtesy of the University of Northern Colorado. But to enter the drawing you'll need a Passport to Asia, which you can download and print out before you arrive at the festival, or pick up a copy when you arrive, at the festival Information Booth or one of the six stations situated throughout the festival.
Here are the rules: Take the Passport to each of the six stations -- Wellness Village, Cultural Unity, Dragonland, Gateway to Asia, imaginAsian Mural Collaboration and finally, the UNC booth (here's a festival map to guide you) -- and look for the Passport to Asia table for that station. Then answer a trivia question to get your passport stamped for that area. Make the UNC booth your last stop, because once you show them your completed Passport, you can enter it for the drawing.
The lucky winner will be contacted no later than August 19 with the good news that they've won an iPad2.
Click here to print out your Passport to Asia in advance!
Listen to CDBF performer Dwight Mark's great song, "Dragon Boat," which he was inspired to write wrote after performing for the first time on the festival's Main Stage.
Dwight, a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, will be performing this year with his friend Jack Hadley,a killer guitarist and singer-songwriter himself.
Dwight and Jack will be playing on the Main Performing Arts Stage at 3 pm on Saturday. Here's the full Main Stage schedule for the weekend, and here are all the performers' biographies.
Hear the song "Dragon Boat!"
Asian culture has a long tradition of being health-conscious and emphasizing fitness in their lifestyle, and dragon boat racing is such great physical exercise. So we decided to embrace your health with a new Wellness and Education Village, where you can get free health screenings and wellness information. You can visit a group of health providers and leave feeling better about yourself!
Each year, the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival celebrates the quality and diversity of the food served in the Taste of Asia Food Pavilion by honoring the best dishes in our Culinary Contest.
We ask celebrity judges to eat their way through Taste of Asia and make the difficult decision on who deserves recognition. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it!
See last year's winner, and meet this year's Culinary Contest Judges.
We've added the schedules for the 2011 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival's various performance stages, so you can plan to see the best local talent in the Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander communities.
You'll find the weekend entertainment lineup for the Main Performing Arts Stage, starting with the Opening Ceremony Saturday from 10 am, and going through the final two acts, Mudra Dance Studio and Denver Taiko, on Sunday evening.
The Gateway to Asia stages include more intimate performances and demonstrations, including "Zen" demonstrations of meditation and other healthful Asian traditions, as well as a focus on traditional Asian martial arts disciplines.
And Cultural Unity is our very popular hip-hop showcase, where the area's best dance crews, spoken word artists and DJs show and share their skill and talent all weekend.
Check out all the schedules and pan your weekend to include all your favorite artists!