In celebration of Duanwu Festival, also known as “Double Fifth Day” or the “Dragon Boat Festival,” which falls on June 7th this year, the 2019 Sanya Dragon Boat Race will be held at the Sanya Bridge on June 2nd, 2019.


The race will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Sanya Bridge. Ten male teams and ten female teams with a combined total of 600 paddlers will race on vibrantly colored dragon boats in the 500-meter competition, in an exciting, visually stunning event for spectators. Prize money for the winners totals RMB 120,000.

Last year, the race proved to be a highly successful event. The port was packed with hundreds of local residents, onlookers, and crews’ families cheering on their favorite teams from the shore.


According to the organizing committee, the purpose of the Dragon Boat Race is to carry on an important cultural tradition, and to share in the dramatic aspects of the annual festival with local fishermen and the greater community.

2019 Sanya Dragon Boat Race 
Date: June 2nd, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Venue: Sanya Bridge 三亚大桥