Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival

August 11, 12, 13, 2023

North Glenmore Park

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

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.

Aerial Photo of the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival on August 22, 2015
Source: Google Earth

Festival Schedule

Festival operating hours, open to public starting 7:00am and closing 9:00pm.

FREE Admission, with Family Fun Zone, multi-cultural entertainment, beer gardens & live DJ music, food trucks, market area, 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 a local non-profit organization.

FREE Festival Parking & Shuttle Bus Information

(Where To Park? Saturday & Sunday)

Mount Royal University
– Lots A & B