The Peachtree City International Festival and Rotary Dragon Boat Races will celebrate its 8th year Saturday, Sept. 26. The boats will be racing at Peachtree City’s Lake McIntosh, located at the end of TDK Boulevard. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend this family-friendly event.
The race has grown from a handful of teams and a few spectators to a signature Peachtree City event that continues to grow year after year. This year, 38 teams will take to the deep waters of Lake McIntosh with aspirations of earning awards and bragging rights. The boats seat ten participants and a drummer who helps to keep paddlers in sync.
Race fans and festival-goers alike can explore culture, food, art and entertainment at the International Festival. More than 40 vendors will be present with items such as jewelry, gifts and clothing. Come and sample food from all over the world, including Asia, India, China, Philippines and America.
The festival will also include a variety of entertainment throughout the day on the main stage. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m., followed by performances from Magician Ken Scott, Highland Bagpipes, The Legacy Theatre, Omni International School, a traditional Chinese Dragon Dance and Lion Dance, two demonstrations from the North Georgia Zoo with kangaroos and more animals from around the world, The Lisa Kelly Voice Academy, The Kelly Porter Dance Academy, and The Rowena Ryan Irish Dance Academy.
The Kids Korner will feature arts and crafts and inflatables.
For a complete schedule of events, phone the Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau at 678-216-0282 or visit www.ptcdragonboats.org.