2018 Festival Information August 25 and 26, 2018

Join us in Kelowna on August 25 and 26 for the annual Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival!

Location: Tugboat Bay in Waterfront Park Kelowna.

Schedule of events:

Saturday August 25: 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 2018 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!