Looking to view and purchase photos from this year’s race? Check out the gallery from Ariniko Artistry and submit your order to her for great prints or digital copies for your use!
Our teams are gearing up for a fun weekend, but what can you expect as a viewer?
Teams will be practicing all day from 10:30 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m. Stop by to watch from either East or West Adado Riverfront Park.
7:30 a.m. – Teams start group tai chi workout and participate in the traditional Awakening the Dragons ceremony. New this year: a Pink Carnation Remembrance Ceremony, honoring those who have lost their battle with cancer, those who continue the fight, and those who have won their battle.
8:30 a.m. – Races begin!
9:00 a.m. – Vendor Village & Panda Playland kids’ activities open in East Adado Park, continuing throughout the day, including performances provided by various Confucius Institutes here in Michigan. It’s their 10-year anniversary in Michigan, and they are using CCDBR as their big public celebration, bringing Chinese culture from the four CIs here in Michigan – MSU, U of M, Wayne State, and Western Michigan. These activities are geared towards the teams, as well as the public, with free family fun activities.
Post-Race – Awards Ceremony in the Vendor Village