As Calgary’s premier water sport festival, the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival draws +1850 competitors, +4000 spectators and an abundance of excitement and cultural experiences. Every year, the Calgary Dragon Boat Society (CDBS) organizes Dragon Boat Race & Festival at North Glenmore Park to showcase culture and dragon boat racing in a family-friendly environment.
The Calgary Dragon Boat Society will enter the 31th year of Dragon Boating in the community and today is one of Calgary’s “best family friendly outdoor festivals around”!!!
Festival Team Registrations
Festival Team Registration inquiries:
Dragon Boat Race Grid for 2023 and Team Listings will be released August 3rd, 2023
Early bird prices ended on June 11th, 2023.
Festival Team Registrations deadline on July 23, 2023
Please stay tuned to our social media channels when we announce the race grid.
Festival Kick-Off & Paddler’s Welcome Party
August 3, 2022 - News
Come join us to kick-off the return of the Calgary Dragon Boat Festival this Friday, August 5, 2022 at 5:30pm - 9:00pm at North Glenmore Park! We encourage Paddlers to come...
Join us at the Dragon Marketplace – August 6 & 7th, 2022
July 29, 2022 - News
Dragon Marketplace Directory 2022 The Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival is an exciting mix of dragon boat racing, cultural celebrations featuring a main stage of entertainment, beer garden, retail merchants...
Physio & Chiro returns to Sinopec Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival 2022
July 24, 2022 - News
Health and wellness is paramount for any one person especially if one is paddling at the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival all weekend. The Festival organizers are proud to announce...
Photos speak a thousand words, but videos will speak more than a thousand words and will show you the raw emotion of the comradery, sportsmanship, dedication, team spirit, and why Dragon Boating is so attractive.
The Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival is geared towards creating an unforgettable experience. The dragon boat competition illustrates comradery, teamwork and inspiration. Stemmed by a 2000-year-old Chinese legend, Dragon Boat Racing is still very active and remains a tradition to this day.
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