Dragon Boat Festival
The seventh annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival at Brittlebank Park drew quite the crowd on Saturday. While a fierce competition, the event always strikes a balance between celebration and somber remembrance. The race, which was held in good fun, serves the purpose of celebrating cancer survivors and raising money to support wellness programs for the cancer survivors who paddle. Those who watched the race from the banks of the Ashley River enjoyed the creative costumes, colorful tents and the competition, which saw 1,600 paddlers and 67 teams.