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Western Australian Dragon Boat Festival 2023

February 26, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The widely acclaimed Western Australian Dragon Boat Festival returns to Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour on Sunday 26 February 2023!

The widely acclaimed Western Australian Dragon Boat Festival returns to Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour on Sunday 26 February 2023!

Amidst the majestic setting of Western Australia’s iconic Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, the festival will be a spectacular celebration of world class dragon boat athletes led by Dragon Boating WA in an atmosphere of pageantry and colour, high octane energy and centuries old Chinese culture and tradition.

The air will be abuzz with excitement and electrifying performances by highly skilled Dragon and Lion Dancers, led by 7th Generation Pak Mei Master Ken Wu from the Cheung Bing Lam lineage, who will mesmerize and dazzle with their artistry!

In a world first, WA’s very own James Webb and Wadumbah Dance Group will Welcome the Dragon into the harbour in a specially created festival event.

Enjoy the match races from the award-winning Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour’s boardwalks, jetties and world class hospitality venues and attractions, and be enthralled as the athletes power through the waters to an exciting finish!

Premiering for the first time at the festival is world renowned kite master Michael Alvare who will be heading a stunning kite festival with spectacular kites gracing the skies of Bathers Beach.

The beating of the boat drums, the clash of gongs, and the cheers of the spectators will ensure an unforgettable experience.

You will be spoilt for choice with the world class hosptiality venues offering delicious food and beverage options with stunning harbour views. The perfect setting for a wonderful get together with family and friends.

The festival is a free entry, family friendly inclusive event.

A time for our Western Australian community to come together to celebrate, share and value our cultural diversity.

Proudly presented by Nella Fitzgerald Events, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour Traders Group, City of Fremantle and Dragon Boating WA.


February 26, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
Mews Road
Fremantle, WA 6160 Australia
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