Salem Oregon’s World Beat Festival 2011 With Dragon Boat Races!  June 25th and 26th.

This weekend the World Beat Festival will again be held at Riverfront Park on the banks of the Willamette River in Salem, Oregon. I attended the festival for the first time a couple of years ago to watch my husband’s Dragon Boat team compete in the Dragon Boat Races. If you haven’t attended the festival before, it’s a fun way to spend a few hours on the weekend.  The festival is conducted by the Salem Multicultural Institute. Enjoy two days of international music, dance, song, traditional theater, ethnic foods, hands-on crafts, traditional customs and rituals, and folklore.  On Sunday the Dragon Boat Races will be held from 9 am to 6 pm.    These are something to see.  Here is a short video clip from the capsize that happened in the 2009 Dragon Boat Races. Thankfully, not my husband’s boat.

Video of 2009 Dragon Boat Races at Willamette River in Salem, Oregon