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Heritage Day Festival

August 27, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lion Dancers

Prepare to be dazzled during this year’s Heritage Day festival, on August 27 at the historic China Camp Village. See the vibrantly-colored costumes of rhythmic lion dancers, and listen to the harmonious strumming of the guzheng. You can also try your hand at mahjong, learn a new tai chi technique, and experience a life-size replica of a shrimp-fishing junk.

Kids will get to build their own boat and learn about the local wildlife, ecology, and history through fun hands-on activities provided by the National Estuarine Research Reserve, the San Francisco Maritime Museum, and Wildcare.

Hosted at the park’s historic waterfront village, this signature event brings traditional cultural and musical performances, delectable food, and fun games, crafts, and activities for all ages. 

The lion dance begins at 11 a.m. sharp!



Date: Saturday, August 27

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: China Camp Village


Event Schedule 
11 a.m. Lion Dance and traditional drumming

Marin Chinese Cultural Association



Chinese Junk
11:35 a.m. Grace Quan ship arrives

National Park Service: The San Francisco Maritime Museum



11:35 a.m. Dragon Dance

Redwood Empire Chinese Cultural Association






Chinese dancer heritage day11:50 a.m  Wild Geese Traditional Dance

Redwood Empire Chinese Cultural Association cultural dancers



noon  Guzheng music with Melody Yan.

See more of Melody’s fusion music here. 





12: 30 p.m.  Traditional Flower Dance 

Redwood Empire Chinese Cultural Association cultural dancers



12:40 p.m. Tai Chi lesson

Redwood Empire Chinese Cultural Association





1 p.m.  Erhu music with Sam Lau






2 p.m. Village Talk: Life in the 1940s and 50s at China Camp

Join original village resident Milton Quan as he gives a tour of China Camp beach and discusses the fascinating history of the shrimping and boating industry in the 1940s and 50s in the village.




2 p.m. Rescue boat water cannon demonstration

San Rafael Fire Department




3 p.m. End of Event


$5 parking fee for non-members.

Shuttle service from overflow parking at the ranger station. 

For more information, contact programs@friendsofchinacamp.org.

This event is made possible by Friends of China Camp and our partners, the Marin Chinese Cultural Association and the Redwood Empire Chinese Cultural Association, National Park Service (San Francisco Maritime Museum), San Rafael Fire Foundation, National Estuarine Research Reserve, Wildcare, and the Marin History Museum. 

Photos by Sheila Coll

Chinese Junk


August 27, 2022
11:00 am - 3:00 pm