2017 Festival Information August 26 and 27, 2017

Join us in Kelowna on August 26 and 27 for the annual Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival!

Location: Tugboat Bay in Waterfront Park Kelowna.

Schedule of events:

Saturday August 26: 6:00 am           Park will be open for tent set up

                                    6:30 – 7:30      Registration

                                    7:00                 Steersperson’s Meeting

                                    7:45                 Marshaling for First Race

                                    8:00                 First Race

                                    12:00 pm         Opening Ceremonies & Lunch Break

                                    1:00                 Races resume

                                    2:00                 Short Track Guts & Glory

                                    2:45                 Blindfold Race

                                    6 – 11 pm        Paddler’s Party


Sunday August 26:    8:45                 Marshaling for first Race

                                    9:00                 First race

                                    11:30               Taiko Drummers        

                                    12:00 pm         Breast Cancer Race followed by Breast Cancer Ceremony

                                    12:30 – 1:00    Lunch

                                    1:00                 Races resume

                                    3:00                 Awards Ceremony

Teams and spectators should be aware that in the instance of heavy winds, races may be delayed. Please stay close to the race site for information. 

The Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival welcomes the following teams who have registered: 

1)ODBRC Rogue Dragons
2)ODBRC Dragonfire
3)Bust'n Loose
4)Wake my Day
5)Fire on Water
6)KDBC Flowriders
7)Northern Spirit Dragon Boat Team
9)Raunchy Rodents
10)Sisters N Sync
11)KDBC Dragon in the Drink
12)KDBC Valley Vixens
13)Team Chawanda
14)KDBC Lift whats Draggin
15)Dragon Zone Twisted Hips
16)KDBC High Frequency
17)Penticton Dragon Bottoms
18)KDBC Knotty Pacers
19)Kootenay Robusters
20)KDBC Women on Fire
21)Kamloops Interior Dragons
22)KDBC Thunder Dragons
23)KDBC Stroke of Luck
24)Dasa Dragons


The 2017 Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival is featuring Hotel Zed, The Coast Capri Hotel and the The Holiday Inn Express for accommodations during the festival. Mention you are participating in the Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival and receive a special dragon boat rate!


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Hanna's on the Waterfont will be hosting our paddlers party on Saturday, August 26 from 6-11pm. Contact [email protected] for more information! 

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Thank you to the following sponsors of the 2017 KDBC Dragon Boat Festival!