DRAGON FESTIVAL 2018
July 14 & 15
Celebrating 19 years as the Dragon Festival, honoring the Pan-Asian heritage and spirit!
2018 Dragon Festival Race Results
1st Place: Hormel Foods HAPA
2nd Place: General Mills Mill City Cruisers
3rd Place: Target Red Dragons
Best Team Spirit: U.S. Bank Asian Heritage BRG
Best T-Shirt: Hormel Foods HAPA
1st Place: Monkey Bay Paddling Club
2nd Place: CrossFit Sabertooth Monkey Business
3rd Place: Yinghua Dragons
Best Team Spirit: Lincoln Industries Khrome Konquerors
Best T-Shirt: Northwestern Health Sciences University InteGREAT!
2018 Chinese New Year is arriving on February 16, 2018. That is the 4715th Chinese year. The zodiac sign of 2018 is the Dog. According to the Chinese Horoscope calendar, 2018 is the Male Earth Dog year. Brown is connected to the earth. Therefore, 2018 is also called the year of the Brown Dog.
According to the Chinese Horoscope theory, Male Earth is connected to the mountain. Dog mainly contains Male Earth with little Metal and Fire. The sign of 2018 Male Earth Dog year is two mountains sit side by side or another mountain beyond a mountain. That will be a strong Earth. People will focus on real estate, agriculture, environment, territory integrity or religious, spiritual area.
Join in the celebration of the construction of the St. Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden at Phalen Park. Three structures fabricated in Changsha, the Xiang Jiang Pavilion, the Hmong Heritage Wall, and the West Entrance Arch, will arrive around June 30. On July 10, twelve artisans will arrive from Changsha to supervise the installation of the Xiang Jiang Pavilion, the sister-city gift from Changsha. Come and celebrate the official Ceremonial Groundbreaking and Sister-city 30-year Anniversary on July 14,immediately following the opening ceremony of the Dragon Festival at 10:30. Join the lion dancers parade at the Dragon Boat area along Phalen Lake to the construction site to see the progress and take photos of Mayor Melvin Carter and other dignitaries breaking ground. This will be followed by a celebration at the Amphitheater next to Changsha Master Lei Yixin’s “Meditation” sculpture of cultural performances and making new friends. Follow: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofthePhalenParkChinaFriendshipGarden/
Twin Cities Orthopedics - Friendship Sponsor
2017 Dragon Boat Race Results - Dragon Festival - Lake Phalen, Minnesota
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