Where to see Dragon Boat races
They might not be real dragons, but it doesn't make races any less fiery. Over 30 teams from across China will duke it out at the National Dragon Boat Invitational Race at Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park.
Golden Sail Water Sports Club (Houhai), home of the Beijing International Dragon boat Racing Team, will also host five days of races between Xicheng district government bureaus.
Most years, you can also spectate at Taoranting, Beihai or Jingshan parks. Details haven’t yet been confirmed, but past years have seen sports, artistic performances and more fleshing out the ubiquitous boat races.