A steady drum beat, a 10-foot oar and a dozen paddlers simultaneously carving through a body of water are all things the Maumee River shares with ancient China. Originating 2,500 years ago, dragon boat racing has turned history and legend into worldwide competitive sport. Toledo's Dragon Boat Summer Learning Festival pits local teams in a 400 meter dash. The Festival will also have traditional Chinese performances and family activities. Organizers expect 700 paddle team participants and between 5,000 and 10,000 spectators. Hosted by Partners in Education.
Saturday, June 20. International Park, East Bank of the Maumee River. toledodragonboat.org Free