Taking place over three days around the 5th day of the 5th lunar month on Victoria Harbour, this energetic carnival is one of Hong Kong’s most iconic events.
Although the action with 4,000 paddlers happens on the water, the festival has a home base for all the teams and specatators on the shore with a beerfest and musical performances thrown in as well.
The venue changes from year to year but in 2018, it was hosted on the Hong Kong Island side with the starting line at Pier 10.
More than 300 local teams and 100 overseas teams from 13 countries/regions are expected to compete. Countries that have participated including Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Dubai, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the UK.