On April 28, 2018, the Dragon Boat Festival was held in Olympia. The festival featured the famous dragon boat race, along with community vendors and local performers. As an annual celebration of diversity and culture, this event draws over 5,000 spectators from the surrounding South Puget Sound region and beyond. More than 50 teams from various institutions joined in this spirited dragon boat race.

Co-organized with the Confucius Institute, Evergreen University sent a team to participate in this dragon boat race. In the wind and rain, students and teachers struggled and showed full enthusiasm and vigor.