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Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival Schedule
August 10-12, 2018
presented by Sinopec Canada

Updated: August 9th, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

Time North Glenmore Park - Docks Main Stage - Big Tent
1:00pm
to
5:00pm
Exhibition Races & Practices  
5:00pm Dragon Boat Charity Race Participant Practice  
5:30pm   Paddler's Kickoff Party (new)
Free Admission
Silent Auction by Sistership Dragon Boat Association
6:30pm   Opening Remarks
7:00pm Team Captains Meeting
@ Calgary Canoe Club
 
8:00pm   Door Prize Draws
10:00pm   Festival Site Closes

Saturday, August 11, 2018

FREE festival parking at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, FREE SHUTTLES!!! See details...

Time North Glenmore Park - Docks Main Stage - Big Tent
7:00am Festival Site Opens
8:00am Dragon Boat "Eye Dotting" Ceremony  
9:00am Racing Starts (see race grid...)  
11:10am Breast Cancer Race & Pink Flower Ceremony
- Sistership Dragon Boat Association
(see more info)
 
11:45am   Opening Ceremonies
-Official Welcome Remarks
-Chinese Lion Dance
12:30pm   Multi-cultural Performances by Global Fest
12:30pm - Japan – Taiko Drums
01:00pm - Bangladesh
01:30pm - Brasil
1:00pm Racing Resumes
2:30pm Live DJs from Big Fun Canada
3:00pm Open Challenge Race
3:20pm Racing completed for the day.
10:00pm Festival Site Closes

Sunday, August 12, 2018

FREE festival parking at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, FREE SHUTTLES!!! See details...

Time North Glenmore Park - Docks Main Stage - Big Tent
7:00am Festival Site Opens
9:00am Racing Starts (see race grid...)  
11:10am Corporate Cup Challenge  
11:30am Sinopec Dragon Boat Charity Race
(see more info...)
 
12:30pm   Multi-cultural Performances by Global Fest
12:30pm - Spain
01:00pm - Caribbean
01:30pm - Thailand
12:40pm Racing Resumes
2:30pm Live DJs from Big Fun Canada
2:40pm Racing completed for the day.  
3:30pm   Dragon Boat Awards Presentation
- Chinese Lion Dance
- Race Cup & Metal Presentations
- Festival Closing Remarks
10:00pm Festival Site Closes

Please note that event schedule is subjected to change without notice. Just be assured that this schedule is the official schedule of the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival and that this information on this page is the most up to date schedule by the Calgary Dragon Boat Society.

FOOD TRUCKS

  • Vasili's
  • Kwality Ice Cream
  • Mardi Gras Grill
  • Ukraninian Fine Foods
  • Rolls Rice
  • 4D Ice Cream
  • Gustoso Italian Street Food

Hospitality Partners for Family Fun Zone and Beer Gardens

Family Fun Zone

10:00am-3:00pm

  • Inflatable Hockey Rink
  • Inflatable Shooter Tutor
  • Box Hockey
  • Ice Crew
  • Bouncy Castle - Supervised
  • Trampoline

Harvey the Hound
o Saturday 10:00am–11:30am
o Sunday 11:00am–12:00pm

Farley the Fox
o Saturday 2:00pm–3:00pm
o Sunday 12:00pm–1:00pm

Face Painting
o Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm
o Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm


Beer Gardens

- 5:30pm to 10:00pm (Friday)
 - 11:00am to 10:00pm (Sat & Sun)

Live DJs from Big Fun Canada

(Official Feature DJs of the Calgary Flames & the Calgary Stampeders)

Festival Parking Information

(where to park? Saturday & Sunday)
Park your vehicle at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino ride the FREE shuttle bus to the festival entrance way..."

We highly advise that you take advantage of FREE Festival parking located at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino as parking at North Glenmore Park is very limited and restricted in most areas.

Shuttle Buses run from 7:00am to 7:00pm (Saturday & Sunday only)

Directions to parking...

Festival Location & Site Map

How to get to the Calgary Dragon Boat Festival and what is on site?
Read more...

Bicycle Parking Onsite

Thanks to our friends from Alberta Bike Swap, "keeping you riding, keeping this event green!", they have loaned the festival bike racks for those who are planning ride bikes to attend, you now have a place to park!!!


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