Dragon Boat Races in Grace Harbor

The 10th Annual Oriental Dragon Boat Festival is August 9-10, 2019 at River Dunes. Teams get in practice sessions Fri Aug 10, arrive early Sat August 10th for the parade of teams at 9:00a.

It is free to attend if you’d like to see the races. They run from 10a-12noon and 12:30p- 3:00p Saturday, all in Grace Harbor @ River Dunes.

Dragonboat Racing has been called “the ultimate team sport” by the sport’s ability to accommodate a wide spectrum of ages and skill levels. Crews vary in makeup, style, intensity, experience, age and purpose. This festival has had racers from 12 to 87. There are Military Men and Women’s Teams, Cancer Survivor Teams, Senior Teams. Youth Teams, Club Teams, NonProfit Teams, Community Teams and Corporate Teams.

Registration info is here. For more info contact festival organizer Flora Moorman at 252-675-9424 or email: info@orientaldragonboat.com.

 

This colorful event features teams of racers from organizations and communities all over the Southeast.  Dragon Boats are the world’s largest flat water racing canoes, propelled by a crew of 20 rowers, plus a drummer and a steersperson.  Teamwork is everything in Dragon Boat racing, and synchronicity outweighs strength.  In addition to the dragon boat racing, other activities will include great food, music, kids activities, a parade of teams and much, much more for friends and family.