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2017 Event Calendar
Central Florida Dragon Boat Festival
Lake County Golden Triange Rotary Club | Wooton Park, Tavares FL
This is the 15th annual Dragon Boat Festial in Central Florida benefitting Lake County Charities. Food, craft and commercial vendors will be attending for a fun filled afternoon!
Visit http://www.cfdragonboat.org/ for more information!
Gulf Coast Mini Dragon Boat Series #2
Anderson Park, Lake Tarpon | 39699 US Hwy 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL
The 2nd of 4 events featuring our mini dragon boats in 2017. Teams can expect fun and challenging racing for this event. Teams that race in any of the Gulf Coast Mini Series events will be qualified to vie for a Series Championship on October 8th in downtown Tampa, as well as receive a 20% discount on the series finale! Join world class paddlers from the United States and Canada as they train for the 2017 World Championship.
Visit http://www.gulfcoastdragonboatseries.com/ for more information!
Heart of the Dragon Festival
Lake Tobesofkee, Sandy Beach | 6000 Mosely Dixon Road, Macon, GA
Stay tuned for more details!
Texarkana Dragon Boat Festival
Bringle Lake | Texarkana
This will be the second dragon boat race in Texarkana! This family-friendly event will include local and regional teams coming together to race against each other in a series of heats. Spectators are encouraged to come to the festival with their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the festivities!
Visit www.texarkanadragonboatfestival.com for more information!
Austin Dragon Boat Festival
Shores of Lady Bird Lake | Austin, TX
Join us in celebrating the 18th Austin Dragon Boat Festival! Grab 20 friends to join a team, or come out to support your favorite teams while enjoying great cultural performances and food.
Visit www.atxdragonboat.com for more information!
Uptown Columbus Dragon Boat Festival
Chattahoochee RiverWalk | 701 Front Street, Columbus, GA
Uptown Columbus is bringing the dragon boat races back to the Chattahoochee RiverWalk! This year, we are allowing up to 45 teams to register. During this fun weekend of festivities, the CutBait Music Festival will be taking place on Friday and Saturday. Teams will be racing on 350m course in front of the Coca-Cola Space Science Center. Team tents will line the Riverwalk up to the Civic Center.
Visit www.uptowncolumbusdragonboat.com/ for more information!
Greater Columbia Dragon Boat Festival
Southshore Marina | 3072 Highway 378, Leesville, SC
We are pleased to announce that the capital city of South Carolina will now join several other cities in the state in bringing this unique experience to their community.
Visit www.greatercolumbiadragonboat.com/ for more information!
Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival
Sombrero Beach | Sombrero Beach Road, Marathon, FL
Serious Beachin' Fun is coming back to the Florida Keys! Marathon, FL is home to the Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival where teams will have a festive day of fun in the sun. Beach loading and the salty Keys air make for this event truly unique. Racing takes place on a 400m course in front of Sombrero Beach, making it perfect for spectators to view.
Visit www.battleinthebaydragonboat.com for more information!
Grand Prairie Dragon Boat Festival
Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake | 3401 Ragland Road, Grand Prairie, TX
Join High Five and the Grand Prairie ISD CTE Scholarships for this annual festival at Lloyd Park. This fun location has camping right on site, plus miles of trails and recreation for the whole family. All teams will race 3 times on a 300m race course on Joe Pool Lake.
Visit www.gpdragonboat.com for more information!
Gateway Dragon Boat Festival
Sailboat Cove | Creve Coeur Lake Park, Creve Coeur, MO
The 10th annual Gateway Dragon Boat Festival will feature food and non-alcoholic drinks vendors, live music, and activities for kids. The event is free for spectators. Come out and enjoy the day with friends and family!
Visit www.gatewaydragonboat.org for more information!
Gulf Coast Mini Dragon Boat Series #3
Eaton's Beach Sandbar and Grill | 15790 SE 134th Ave, Weirsdale, FL
The 3rd of 4 events featuring our mini dragon boats in 2017. Teams can expect fun and challenging racing for this event. Teams that race in any of the Gulf Coast Mini Series events will be qualified to vie for a Series Championship on October 8th in downtown Tampa, as well as receive a 20% discount on the series finale!
Visit www.gulfcoastdragonboatseries.com for more information!
Grand Rivers Dragon Boat Festival
Kentucky Lake | Grand Rivers, KY
For the first time, Dragon Boating is coming to Grand Rivers! This inaugural festival will take place on the shores of Kentucky Lake and is benefiting Livingston County Helping Hands. The event is free for spectators. Come out and enjoy the day with friends and family!
Visit www.grandriversdragonboat.com for more information!
Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival
High Rock Lake Lake | Salisbury, NC
Dragon boating is coming back to Rowan County on July 29th for the fourth annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival. Local companies, community groups and associations are encouraged to join in the festivities by forming a team for this exciting event on High Rock Lake.
Visit www.rowanchamberdragonboat.com for more information!
Waco Dragon Boat Festival
McLane Stadium | Waco, TX
Join us for the first Dragon Boat event in Waco, Texas! The Battle on the Brazos is coming to the Brazos River in Waco, Texas for the first time this Summer! Brought to you by Enrich Seniors and Target Restoration Services, this event is sure to be great fun!
Visit www.battleonthebrazos.com for more information!
Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival
Bayview Park | E Lloyd St, Pensacola, FL
On September 9, 2017, 30 teams supported by thousands of spectators will compete in Bayou Texar just off Bayview Park in Downtown Pensacola in for the first annual Pensacola Dragonboat Race and Festival. In three years the goal is to have the Festival grow to 70 teams and draw up to 10,000 spectators to the Park. We hope to make the Pensacola Dragonboat Races & Festival the largest outdoor event in the city of Pensacola.
Visit www.pensacoladragonboatfestival.com for more information!
Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Festival
Harborfront and Centennial Parks | 101A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
Join us at our Annual Dragon Boat Race Festival, which will be held at the harbor of Port Jefferson Village on Saturday, September 17 (rain or shine). A committee of chamber members, county representatives and tourism professionals are bringing fun, competition and recreation to Port Jefferson’s Village beautiful harbor.
Visit www.portjeffdragonracefest.com or the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce for more information!
Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta & Festival
Gibby's Dock and Dine Restaurant | 315 Canal Drive, Carolina Beach, NC
Based on the success of the last four years of the Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival this year’s event will attract over 4,000 visitors and over 500 individuals participating on the water in 45' Colorful Dragon Boats. This two day event (September 17th and 18th) is open and free to the general public and presents a wide range of entertainment for the entire family. Live Music on the main stage, over 20 scheduled competitive, fun dragon boat races including a championship race and over 30 unique art and aquatic related product vendors will display their products in a festival atmosphere around the Carolina Beach Marina.
Visit www.carolinabeachdragonboat.com for more information!
Lake James Dragon Boat Festival
Paddy's Creek at Lake James State Park | 2785 North Carolina 126, Nebo
Join High Five and the Healing Dragons of Lake James in this inaugural event benefiting Carolina's HealthCare System Blue Ridge Cancer Center.
Each Team will race three times on a 250m straight race course, in standard size boats.
Visit www.lakejamesdragonboat.com for more information!
Tampa Bay Dragon Boat Classic &
Gulf Coast Mini Series 2017 Finale
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park | Tampa, FL
The 4th and final event of the 2017 Gulf Coast Mini Series! Teams can expect fun and challenging racing for this event. Teams that have raced in all 3 events will be qualified to vie for this series championship in downtown Tampa, as well as receive a 20% discount on this event.
Visit www.tampabaydragonboatclassic.com for more information!
War on the Peace Dragon Boat Festival
Laishley Park | 99 Nesbit Street, Punta Gorda, FL
Start your Halloween weekend at the War on the Peace Dragon Boat Festival! Racing starts on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Awards Ceremony at the end of the racing, with trophies and medals, plus prizes for the best Halloween themed team. Then stay for Punta Gorda’s Haunting on the Harbor.
The War on the Peace Dragon Boat Festival benefits the Charlotte Local Education Foundation (CLEF), and its "Take Stock in Children" program, which provides mentoring and a scholarship program for Charlotte County students. Every dollar donated to CLEF is matched by the Florida Prepaid Foundation through state funding
Visit http://www.waronthepeace.com/ for more information!
Lake Hernando Dragon Boat Festival
Lake Hernando Park | 3699 E. Orange Dr, Hernando, FL
This premier Dragon Boat Festival has become the hit of the Florida Dragon Boat community. Gather your friends to join a team, and don't forget to check out the Arts and Crafts vendors, food vendors, live music, games for the kids, and much more!
Visit www.lakehernandodragonboatfestival.com for more information!
Gulf Coast Mini Dragon Boat Series #1
Gill Dawg Marina | 5419 Treadway Dr, Port Richey, FL
Join High Five and Gill Dawg in Port Richey on Saturday, December 3rd for the 1st of 4 events featuring our mini dragon boats in 2017! Teams that race in the first 3 events will be qualified to vie for a series championship on October 8th in downtown Tampa.
Visit www.gulfcoastdragonboatseries.com for more information