|Mayor Annis Parker will be presenting, Chinese Consul General Gao Yanping and Houston City Councilmember James Rodriguez who represents this area of downtown Houston, will be Honorary Co-Chairs. Outstanding Soprano- Ms. Summer Haiyan Song is invited to sing both USA and China national anthems.|
Location: Allen's Landing in downtown Houston.
1001 Commerce Street & Main St.
Date/ Time: May 7, Saturday Morning, 8:00am
8:15am: Opening ceremony
8:30am: Soprano--Summer Haiyan Song presents both USA and China Anthums
8:35am Mayor Annis Parker presents
8:40am Chinese Cousal General Gao YanPing
8:45am Houston City Councilmember James Rodriguez
8:50am The first lady of Rice Universty Yueping Sun
9:00am The Dragon Boat competition begin
Event----11th annual Houston Dragon Boat Festival, the Festival features day-long dragon boat races with Houston's leading corporations and community groups, along with cultural performances, arts & crafts, and pan-Asian cuisine. Thirty teams are registered to participate.
organizer---The Texas Dragon Boat Association, is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to promote the tradition of dragon boating, increase awareness of Asian and Asian-American culture, and enhance cross-cultural understanding.
Acquired by City of Houston Parks & Recreation Department: 1966
Size: 1.76 acres
Often described as “Houston’s heart” and our “Plymouth Rock,” Allen’s Landing is an area that truly defines our city. It was here in 1836 that August C. and John K. Allen stepped ashore and claimed Houston as their own. The confluence of Buffalo and White Oak bayous also became Houston’s first port and a thriving commercial hub.