This is not only our 12th year and our first full cycle of the Chinese Zodiac – this is also the Year of the Dragon, or the Water Dragon, to be exact. To acknowledge this auspicious sign, CDBF is proud to announce that this year’s Opening Ceremony held from 10am-noon on Sat. July 28 will feature a rare treat: Two 75-feet-long dragons performing an intricate, intertwined dance.
The Boulder-based Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Academy (SHMKF) has performed the Dragon Dance (and Lion Dances and kung fu demonstrations) every year at CDBF since the first year. SHMKF’s Shifu (Master) Howie Solow is one of the founders of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.