Dragon Festival

Just over two hundred years ago, the Jade Wind changed Cantha forever.

After years of struggle, The Dragon Empire rose anew from the ashes of the devastation. To commemorate the rebirth of the Empire of the Dragon and the indomitable spirit of the Canthan people, the Dragon Festival is held every summer at Shing Jea Monastery.

All travelers to Cantha are invited to partake in the games, festivities, and quests, or just enjoy the wonders of the season. The festival runs annually from 12:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC -7) on June 27 to 12:00 p.m. on July 4 and features a visit from the Emperor himself!

Festival Events and Activities

Worried you'll miss the festivities? Mark these dates and times on your calendar! All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7).

June 27Starting at 12:00 p.m. Kaineng Center and Shing Jea Monastery are decorated for the festival, and holiday items begin dropping across the land.
June 28At 12:00 p.m., Shing Jea Boardwalk, Dragon Arena, and Rollerbeetle Races open for business, and Imperal Guard Hanso begins offering festival quests.
June 29Missions begin and are available for 30 minutes at the times listed below.
 Mission One: Haiju Lagoon
 4:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.
 Mission Two: Jaya Bluffs
 8:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m., and 12:00 a.m.
June 30Mission Three: Tsumei Village
 2:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.
 Mission Four: Seitung Harbor
 4:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m.
July 1Mission Five: Tsumei Village
 1:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
 Mission Six: Seitung Harbor
 3:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.
 Mission Seven: Shing Jea Monastery
 5:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m.
 Emperor Kisu and the Final Event: 2:00 AM and every two hours after. The Emperor's last appearance begins at 11:59 PM
July 4Dragon Festival Ends at 12:00 p.m.

For additional information about Dragon Festival, check the Guild Wars Wiki!

Festival Masks from the Past

Dragon Festival masks from years past are available from Supply Master Kagno in Shing Jea Monastery. Collect 250 victory tokens during the festival and hand them to Noblewoman Sun Li, who will give you a mask token as a quest reward. Both Sun Li and Kagno will be available for one week after the festival ends.

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