Festival Schedule

(subject to change)

7:30am Dragon Boat Team Registration Check-In
8:00am Captains Meeting at Marshaling area
8:15am Steerers Meeting at the Dragon Boats
8:15am Marshaling
Teams for the first two races report to the Marshaling area. Please listen to the announcer for your race number and team name, as we may be running ahead of schedule.
8:24am Dragon Boat Race - 1st Heat
10:00am Opening of CAACC Tent
10:15am Parade of Nations
All performers are to join the parade. Group photoshoot to follow.
11:00am Festival Opening Ceremony
National Anthem Marissa Olarte Helbing, FACC Director
Welcome & Recognition of Guests Ann Gonzales, President, CAACC
Musical Interlude Opera Carolinas
Dotting the Eye of the Dragon Dr. John Chen, Founder, Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival
Recognition Awards Dr. Ki-Hyun Chun, Founder, CAACC & Asian Festival
Dr. Nini Bautista, Co-Chairman, Asian Festival, Founder, “The Search”
Finale Musical Interlude

Opening of the Cultural Showcase

Passport Game

Opening of Vendor Booths and Food Stands

Dragon Boat Race—2nd Heat

11:30am Street Show
Kendo Demo Japanese Association
Muay Thai (Boxing Demo)  
Korean Tae Kwan Do Demo  
12:00pm "Search for the Best" of Asian Festival Performing Arts
1:00pm Cancer Survivors Tribute
1:30pm Dragon Boat Race—Finals
2:00pm Cultural Program
4:00pm Awards & Trophies "Search for the Best"
4:30pm Dragon Boat Race—Awards Ceremony
4:55pm Closing Remarks—Dr. John Chen



CAACC, 501 Brickingham Way, Columbia SC 29229

Festival Organizers

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