The Neuse River Day Dragon Boat Festival is a SRDBA (Southeastern Regional Dragon Boat Association) Race Circuit event. SRDBA club crew teams can accumulate race circuit points that will go toward their seeding at SRDBA Regional Championships in Sarasota Oct. 27-28.
Imagine:45’ boat with dragon motif, 20 paddlers seated side by side, drummer at the bow beating the cadence & helmsman at stern.
Open to: High School Teams, College Teams, Church Groups, Sports Teams, Civic Organizations, Neighborhoods, Businesses … etc.
Issue your challenge today!
Friendly competition is good for the soul
Dragon Boat Race Team Schedule
Friday, June 1
Dragon Boat Team training and practice sessions @ Union Point Park
Individual team practice times TBA
Team Captain Check- in & Final Briefing @ NRF tent @ Union Point Park
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Continued Team training and practice sessions
Saturday, June 2
Dragon Boat Races begin
Awards Ceremony following races
In addition to Dragon Boat Races, this year we will see:
Educational displays and water-oriented vendors
Other great community activities for all ages
UNT-TV and the characters of the hit kids show, SUPER WHY!
Throughout the day there will be a variety of recreational and water-oriented booths and exhibits with children’s activities and several food vendors.
Purchase your $5 raffle ticket(s) for a chance to win an Epic GPX Kayak & Paddle Package @ the NRF tent. Winner announced at Neuse River Day. Need not be present to win. All proceeds benefit the Neuse RIVERKEEPER® Foundation
EVENING CONCERT BY NC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Free concert open to the public on the Tryon Palace grounds; 610 Pollock St. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a wonderful evening under the stars followed by fireworks.
Thank You to our 2012 Flagship Sponsor Emailinfo@neuseriver.orgto find out how you can become a sponsor too!
Thank you, also, to all of our event sponsors and supporters