Dragon Boat Races at Stanley
Like most places in Hong Kong which were
once fishing villages Stanley celebrates the once a year Dragon
Boat festival, with boat races in the sea.
Every year, normally on the Dragon Boat
Festival day, a series of dragon boat races will be held.
In 2006, however, they also started a "Warm-up" race before the
festival day regatta and it was widely popular and successful
that they are going to have it every year.
Read our Guide to Dragon Boat Festival to know more about
the traditions, history and culture of this Hong Kong
The "warm-up" race was held about one
month before the festival day. Many teams participate because
they all anxious to know how are they doing compare to the other
teams after all these practicing.
On the festival day, there is the
International Dragon Boat Championship race.
There is also the Short Course race which
is held about 2 weeks after the Dragon Boat Festival, roughly
near the HKSAR Establishment Day so it's also called the
All visitors should go to the Stanley main
beach to see the races and admission is free.
Boat Race 2012 at Stanley, Hong Kong.
For more details, see
Stanley International Dragon Boat site
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Day from 2011 to
|Dragon Boat Festival
||6 Jun 2011 (Mon)
||23 Jun 2012 (Sat)
||12 Jun 2013 (Wed)
||2 Jun 2014 (Mon)
||20 Jun 2015 (Sat)
||9 Jun 2016 (Thur)
||30 May 2017 (Tue)
||18 Jun 2018 (Mon)
||7 Jun 2019 (Fri)
||25 Jun 2020 (Thur)