The Chinese Dragon Boat Race dates back to over 2,000 years and is a popular sport among Chinese and Asian communities all over the world. Started in 2000, the Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy is a family-fun activity enjoyed by visitors from all over the city and surrounding suburbs.
This year’s Dragon Boat Race was on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Ping Tom Memorial Park.
The 38th Annual McDonald’s Chinatown Summer Fair was on Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mark your calendars for next year’s fair on July 15, 2018. This neighborhood street festival opened with a Lion Dance procession at 12:30 p.m., a welcome at 1 p.m. on Main Stage, followed by cultural performances. The fair also features a taste of Chinatown’s restaurants, unique gift shops, and a children’s area with pony rides and petting zoo.