||July 14, 2012 - July 15, 2012
Lake Phalen Park MAP IT
1600 Phalen Dr
St Paul, MN 55106
Lake Phalen Park in St. Paul, Minnesota, comes alive with two days of colorful, traditional dances and music to showcase the performance arts of Asia. Dances from the ceremonial to the theatrical and are as varied as the colours on the performers' authentic costumes!
Each Asian country has its own indelible sound even though the instruments are rather similar. From the mesmerizing sound of the Chinese flute to the energetic Taiko drumming, Asian music with its pentatonic melody sounds exotic.
Dragon Boat Races
The dragon boat races are an integral part of the Dragon Festival. Their goal for the races is to bring to life the history of dragon boat racing and to encourage everyone to participate in a team sport that originated in China. Each year, approximately 26 boat teams take part in races over the two-day event. The event is building capacity to handle even more. The friendly competition has been a great team-building exercise for many corporate teams!