Come join the festivities as a Team, Vendor or Spectator! Spectator sites will be announced prior to the event and this is a family fun event so we encourage participants to bring along your children and friends to enjoy the fun. Like us on Facebook to get up to date information on the event.
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Event Major Sponsors
Carolina Beach Yacht Basin & Marina
Winner Drive & Canal
Gibby's Dock & Dine
216 Canal Drive
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Dates:September 20th and 21st, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m Friday
8:30 a.m Saturday
Come join in on the fun, excitement, teamwork, costumes, colors, music and the Carolina Beach waterfront and Marina. We had to postpone and cancel the 2018 Event due to Hurricane Florence but this years we feel the Goddess of Weather will provide us with a great weekend Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival..
Friday evening the 20th the event kicks off with an exciting opening ceremony with a live concert "Food, Beer and Sodas "available at the Dragon Boat Team Village located in the Public Parking Lot On Canal Drive behind the SeaWitch Café and TIKI Bar.
Saturday, the 21st is Race Day with races starting at 9AM. Teams will be competing for trophies with awards for: The overall Champion, 1st place teams in each category, the most spirited team and the team with the best costumes.
You can join in as a participant by forming a Team of friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers or customers and raising the donation for entering a team. Each team will need 21 members – 20 paddlers and one drummer to keep the pace. Individuals can also enter and join an ad hoc team.
Saturday also includes a large festival of vendors around the Marina who will be displaying artwork, jewelry, sports related products, shirts and food items for sale. The Festival starts at 9AM and runs to 5PM.
Saturday just after the finals in the late afternoon (4PM) the winners will be announced and trophies will be awarded for the top times at the main stage.