Cheer on the colorful dragon boats to the thrill of victory at the 7th annual Dragon Boat Festival on October 5. It will take place at Santa Fe Dam in nearby Irwindale. Did you know that dragon boating is hugely popular all over the world?! It is. Over 50 million people worldwide enjoy this sport. The beautiful boats are 40 feet long and teams compete for glory. Learn about the history of this exciting and competitive sport.