The 2023 Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races is making a return after a four-year hiatus. Come join thousands of dragon boat athletes from around the world on 24–25 June — the exhilarating races, as well as selfie opportunities at the LINE FRIENDS Hello Hong Kong Dragon Boats Photo Spots, will make your weekend in Hong Kong truly unforgettable!
LET’S MAKE EVERY BEAT COUNT
Expect an action-packed two-day event that will fill the Victoria Harbour with adrenaline-pumping races, vibrant colours, sounds of drummers and cheering fans. The paddlers will be giving it their all as they race to the beat of the drum to the finish line off Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade. And with Hong Kong being the birthplace of modern dragon boat racing, you know it will be an event to remember.
More exciting races are coming up: selected strong teams competing in the Macao International Dragon Boat Races (22 June) and the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races will be contending for the inaugural Hong Kong-Macao Trophy (25 June) ― organised in collaboration with Macao ― in Hong Kong. Teams from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao region will also compete for the coveted Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Championship in Hong Kong on the same day. Don’t miss these amazing events!
2023 Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races
|Date:||24–25 June 2023 (Saturday to Sunday)|
|Time:||8am - 6:30pm (Saturday)
8am - 4:45pm (Sunday)
*The schedule is subject to change without prior notice.
|Venue:||Off Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade|
|How to get there:||
Race Programme – Standard Boat (500 m)
For more information, please visit the Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association’s website.
Secretariat of 2023 Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races
Hotline: +852 3110 0079 (9am to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays, excluding public holidays)
Get ready to meet LINE FRIENDS, including BROWN, CONY, SALLY and CHOCO, at the Avenue of Stars! For the first time ever, the charming characters will be donning dragon boat athlete outfits to bring extra joy to the Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade, which also features a series of Dragon Boat Festival-themed installations. During the two-week event, not only can you take selfies with LINE FRIENDS characters in front of the Victoria Harbour, but you can also visit the LINE FRIENDS POP-UP STORE to shop for Hong Kong edition merchandise.
But that’s not all: special guests from LINE FRIENDS are going to bring a surprise during the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races! Say ‘Hello Hong Kong’ with LINE FRIENDS and plunge into the joyful atmosphere of Dragon Boat Festival!
|Date:||19 June – 2 July 2023|
|Venue:||Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui|
|How to get there:||Please refer to the guide on the venue’s website|