This year's Saint Martin's University Dragon Boat Festival will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

An annual celebration of diversity and culture, the Dragon Boat Festival features community vendors, local performers and the famous dragon boat race. This event draws over 4,000 spectators from the surrounding South Puget Sound region. Saint Martin's University is proud to host the event with the cooperation of Kaikane Events.

Beyond the spirited dragon boat races, there are Chinese traditional art demonstrations, traditional lion dances, music, and martial arts performances. This festival has always been a celebrated time for the community. To get the inside scoop check out our Saint Martin's University "Insights" feature article.

For more ideas on what to do in the South Puget Sound, visit the Olympia Visitor and Convention Bureau website for inspiration.