Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival

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) organizies this 2 Day Dragon Boat Race & Festival at North Glenmore Park to show case culture and dragon boat racing.

In 2016, the Calgary Dragon Boat Society celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Dragon Boating in the community and today to is one of Calgary’s “best family friendly outdoor festivals around.

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. 
See “Dragon Boating in Calgary…”

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.

Festival Schedule

Festival operating hours, open to public starting 7:00am and closing 10:00pm.

FREE Admission, with kids zone, multi-cultural entertainment, beer gardens & live DJ music, food trucks, merchants, and dragon boat racing too. On Saturday, a Breast Cancer Race & Ceremony and on Sunday, a Dragon Boat Charity Race to raise awareness & funds for Calgary Zoo Foundation

Festival Parking Information

(Where To Park? Saturday & Sunday)