Dragon boat races highlight River, Set, Go celebration in downtown Fort Wayne

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The 2nd annual River, Set, Go event featuring dragon boat races took place at Promenade Park on Saturday.

The opening ceremony celebrated culture and tradition with poem readings, dances and music. Mayor Tom Henry joined in on the fun as well while people were trying to keep dry from the rain showers.

By midday, the sun came out and the river boats carrying teams of 21 gliding down the St. Marys River as drums pounded and the crowd cheered.

Dragon boats race down the St. Marys River in downtown Fort Wayne on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, as part of the River Set Go event.

In the evening, guests enjoyed free yoga at the Ambassador Enterprises Amphitheatre, followed by a Paddle Parade of boats. The event ended with a live band performance and a floating fire pit finale.

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