Recently, the Qingxiu District International Traditional Dragon Dance Invitational Competition in 2019 will be held on April 4 at the “Sanyuesan Festival” Singing Plaza in Nanhu Park. There will be three events in this year's competition: the opening ceremony, the dragon dance competition and the tour exhibition around the lake.
It is reported that this year's competition, in the form of collecting works, gathered more than 300 people from 10 dragon teams to participate in the dragon dance competition, including double-dragon dance by Khon Kaen, Thailand, tall-dragon dance by Hanyang, Wuhan, stilt-dragon dance by Yichang, Hubei, and Banana Fire Dragon dance by Zhuang People from Qingxiu District. There are 1 national intangible cultural heritage, 9 provincial intangible cultural heritages and 2 juvenile dragon teams. Each dragon team has its own characteristics and cultural value. In addition, the setting of the exhibition venues, especially the parade route, dovetails with the exquisite routes of the Nanhu scenic spots, allowing the public to experience the colorful folk culture in these scenic spots, and creating a carnival that blends traditional culture, sports and tourism.