Tuesday, September 23, 2014

7th Annual International Fest & Dragon Boat Races

By Nancy Price, Executive Director Peachtree City CVB

Drum beats will boom across Lake McIntosh this Saturday as paddlers compete to win in what has become Peachtree City’s signature event—the International Festival and Dragon Boat Races. From the lake’s beautiful shoreline, spectators can enjoy the competition as well as the International Festival’s entertainment, food, art, and cultural activities.

34 Dragon Boat teams will compete.

This year 34 dragon boat teams of 10 paddlers each will compete for top trophies. Teams are made up of friends, families, local municipalities, businesses, and industry, and numerous rivalries have grown over the years, making it a fun spectacle to watch. 

On stage, the opening ceremonies, which begin at 9am, will be followed by entertaining performances throughout the day. Performers include the Peachtree Wind Ensemble, Okinawan Dance Group, Taiko Drums, The Legacy Theatre, American Black Belt Academy, Omni International School, a traditional Chinese Dragon Dance and Lion Dance, Piccadilly Puppets, My Reptile Guys, The Kelly Porter Dance Academy and Rachel’s School of Dance.

In tents around the festival, artisans representing numerous cultures will display items and handwork, such as jewelry, toys, and clothing. Vendors will sell foods from all over the world, including Asia, India, China, Philippines and America.

The International Festival has food, artisans, & entertainment.

A popular area for the younger crowd is the Kids Korner, which will feature arts and crafts, inflatables, human water balls, and a balloon artist.

Hosted by The Rotary Club of Peachtree City and the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau, this 7th Annual International Festival & Dragon Boat Races will take place this Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 9 am to 5 pm.

For more information, you can call the Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau at 678-216-0282 or visit ptcdragonboats.org.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be another fun-filled family event.

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