One of the things that makes downtown Nashville so stunningly beautiful is its location right on the banks of the Cumberland River. The river provides such a beautiful and serene juxtaposition to the towering skyscrapers just a few blocks away. And trust us that there’s no better way to see the river and the city than the city’s annual Dragon Boat Festival, a festival that features some of the most unique events and food vendors you’ll find anywhere in the city, all to further the preservation of the river. If you’ve never made it to the Dragon Boat Festival, this is the year you need to go.

For more information about this year’s festival, including updated dates, times, vendors, and more, visit the Dragon Boat Festival’s website.

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