Chatan Nirai Dragon Boat Race back July 1

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa
The popular Dragon Boat Racing season has not quite wrapped up yet on the island. Come July 1, the 12th Chatan Nirai Hari will take place at Chatan Fish Arena, right by American Village.
This year, around 50 teams are expected to be in the competition, including eight with Americans on board.

The event will be more than just boat racing, as festivities will include an all-the-fish-you-can-grab competition for kids, a Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, live music and fireworks.
Come to Chatan Fish Arena on July 1 to root for a team and be part of the big excitement. 
12th Chatan Nirai Hari  
Date: July 1 
Time: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival 2- 8 p.m.) 
Venue: Chatan Fish Arena 
Address: 61 Mihama, Chatan-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa 904-0115 (Near American Village) 
*With parking space being limited on the venue, it is recommended to use public parking nearby

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