The Third Annual 

Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival

August 17 & 18, 2018

 

Free Admission Both Days

All Festival Events Are Accessible

 

SMCR, Inc. presents the 3rd Annual Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival at Solomons Island, Maryland!

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as they race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

 

Watch the excitement mount as teams compete for Best Time, Best Tent Decorations, Best Team Costumes, and the highly coveted award, Most Funds Raised. Proceeds go directly to SMCR, Inc. for the development and support of programs and events for people with special needs in Southern Md. Visit www.somdcr.org to find out more.

 

This admission-free festival brings to Solomons an exciting day of dragon boat racing,

a spectacular variety of entertainment, delicious food, a unique selection of crafts vendors,

and kid-friendly activities where games, arts & crafts await.

 

2018 Team Registration OPEN NOW!   Click here for Volunteer information

Team and Paddler  Information

The Festival!

Vendors

SMCR, Inc

What is Dragon Boat Racing?

 

Dragon Boating is a 2,500 year old sport that originated in China, but is now a truly international sport. A dragon boat team consists of 16 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson, and is heavily reliant on timing and teamwork. There are no "stars" in dragon boating because success depends upon how well the team works together. Due to its strength to bring teams together, dragon boating has become exceptionally popular with corporate, community and civic organizations. Dragon Boating is one of the world's fastest growing team water sports and it's coming back to Solomons Island, Maryland on August 17 & 18, 2018!

 

2018 Sponsors and Teams

                NEW EVENT ADDED TO OPENING CEREMONY 

 

Times and event schedules are subject to change.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018

On the lawn of Our Lady Star of the Sea Historic Church

 

7:15pm:

Opening Ceremony

Blessing of the Boats 

 

9:00pm:

Launching of "Wish or a Prayer"

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018

On the Solomon's Island Riverwalk- IT'S RACE DAY!

 

8:30am:

National Anthem & Color Guard 

 

9:00am:

First Race Starts

 

 

 

Click the image below to view last year's Dragon Boat Festival video

 

 

Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival

info@SolomonsDragonBoatFestival.com

PO Box 560

Solomons, MD  20688

410.888.7025

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