All the wonder of this stunning structure provides when you finally see it in person, it is the service within that really makes the Pallazzo so extraordinary.

Weekend Schedule

Our teams are gearing up for a fun weekend, but what can you expect as a viewer?


Teams will be practicin2014 Kids teamdragon_boat_event_5675hdg all day from 10:30 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m. The course at Hawk Island Park will allow viewers  to have a 360 degree view of the lake to watch all of the action! Stop by to watch your team practice!


7:30 a.m. – Teams start group tai chi workout and participate in the traditional Awakening the Dragons ceremony. Again 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!

10:00 a.m. – Hawk Island Park: kids’ activities open, continuing throughout the day, including performances provided by various Confucius Institutes here in Michigan. Bringing Chinese culture from three CIs here in Michigan – MSU, Wayne State, and Western Michigan, these activities are geared toward both the the teams and the public, with free family fun activities including a fashion show, parade, and other activities.

Post-Race – Awards Ceremony immediately following the race

Hawk Island Park

Check out this beautiful video from Garry Kolb. It shows Hawk Island Park in the fall from the view of a drone: