AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The sixth annual GoodBoats for Goodwill dragon boat race and Asian cultural festival will be coming to Lake Olmstead Stadium Saturday, May 6.

The festival starts at 9:00 a.m. and runs through 5:00 p.m. The festival will feature dragon boat races, Asian food, cultural performances by the Augusta Chinese Association and Philippine-American Association of the CSRA, children's activities and a vendor market.

Dragon boats are the largest flat-water racing canoes in the world, originating in China over 2,500 years ago. Each dragon boat weighs 850 lbs. and are thirty-six feet long. Teams for the races will consist of ten paddlers kept in sync by a drummer and someone to steer the boat. Boats and safety gear will be provided for all paddlers.

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