Paddle power is being unleashed at the 3rd Annual Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival. Registered teams of up to 24 people (usually 20, seated two per row) will race decorative, large canoe-like boats for 200 meters across Lake Norman. The festival will also include a variety of food (and it's bound to be good!), dancing, music, costumes, crafts, Asian cultural displays and a Miss Asian Festival Pageant. Free. 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Rd. 704-540-6808. www.charlottedragonboat.com.