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Chinese Extravaganza: Dragons at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Miami, FL (June 17th, 2005) - On September 23rd, 2005 the Miami Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival will host a Kick Off Party and Press Conference in preparations for the 3rd annual dragon boat races at the lavish Mandarin Oriental Hotel Miami. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. when the doors will open to a world of oriental entertainment, open bar and food galore.

The dragons of Miami are back! Although they come out to play on the waters of Brickell Key only once year in October, we celebrate their appearances by graciously hosting this kick off party to awaken them.

After a series of two successful years, the annual cultural event is back; bigger and (expected to be even) more grandiose this coming year. The third annual Miami Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival will reoccur in the most beautiful location in Miami, Brickell Key, right next to the luxurious Mandarin Oriental. This year the festival will be October 22nd & 23rd, 2005. The event is made possible by The Miami Overseas Chinese Association, a non-profit 501c(3) organization together with the Miami Dragon Boat Club Inc. The focus of the event is to promote a 2000 year old cultural tradition as well as physical fitness. The festival is a time for family and friends to come together at a community event like no other.

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