Chinese dragon boats roar through downtown Houston

May 5, 2012 6:51:55 PM PDT
Dragons roared through downtown Saturday for the 12th annual Dragon Boat Festival.

More than 30 teams paddled down Buffalo Bayou in traditional Hong Kong-style dragon boats.

Each boat has 20 paddlers, a steersman and a drummer.

Between races, revelers enjoyed food and musical performances celebrating Asian culture.

The event is held annually by the Texas Dragon Boat Association. See race results and upcoming area events on their website.

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