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Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival 2018

September 8, 2018
  • Location: Bayview Park
  • 2001 E Lloyd St
  • Pensacola, FL 32502
  • (954) 445-5663 phone
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson race 300 meters across Bayou Texar in 40-foot canoes rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. The sport brings social groups and businesses alike down to the water to bond and compete, building a stronger sense of “team” with every stroke. From vets to newbies, anyone can have a good time – they’ve made sure there’s plenty of time to kick back (or thrown down!) between races.

For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating simply put, is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person paddling to cross the finish faster than their competition. It’s a team sport in its purest form that encompasses the elements of power, speed, synchronization and endurance. 

Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival is a Team building event for corporate and community organizations that compete in. DragonBoat racing. A good example of a out of town and local participation is the Sisters on the Flying Dragon who have 32 woman come and support this event from all over the country.