CORNELIUS, NC (WBTV) - Everyone's invited to the 13th Annual Charlotte Asian Festival! Celebrate Asian cultures, diversity, ethnicity, roots and history.
The 7th Annual Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival Race is an exciting team competition. An important part of the Chinese traditional calendar, dragon boat racing originated over 2,300 years ago on the life-sustaining rivers of southern China.
The Charlotte race is an open competition to anyone 15 years of age or older. The Charlotte Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Festival Race are organized by the Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, and the Charlotte Dragon Boat Association.
In the 1960s, there were fewer than 200 Asians and only eight Asian businesses in Charlotte.