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 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.


Click here for Volunteer information

Team and Paddler  Information

The Festival!



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 in August 2018!


2018 Sponsors and Teams

Click below to view our 2017 Dragon Boat Festival video



Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival

PO Box 560

Solomons, MD  20688


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