Photos: 24th Annual Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival

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Teams from around the world will compete in 40-foot dragon boats this weekend, racing to the beat of Chinese drums at Lake Merritt in Oakland. The event, presented by the California Dragon Boat Association, is the largest dragon boat festival in the U.S. The admission-free event continues on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The festival also features food carts, cultural arts performances, a Dragon Land “kids zone,” arts and crafts booths and more.

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