2018 Dragon Boat Festival – The Dragons Are Coming To Tempe
2018 marks the Arizona Dragon Boat Association‘s 15th annual dragon boat festival. Join us on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25 for two days of exciting dragon-boat competition with teams from all over the United States and beyond.
Festivities start at 8 a.m. each day on the north shore of Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Ariz.
Over the years, we’ve welcomed hundreds of teams and thousands of paddlers and spectators from all over the world, who come to experience a tradition of over 2000 years.
The Arizona Dragon Boat Festival welcomes teams from all over the world, looking to get out of the cold and enjoy some competitive races on the beautiful Tempe Town Lake. We offer ten Divisions: Mixed | Women | Open | Collegiate | Corporate | Masters | BCS | Adaptive or Disabled Athletes | Youth | High School.
Standard races are 500m. Additionally, we offer our “Guts & Glory” and “Knock Out” races, with limited availability. Proceeds for the “Guts & Glory” and “Knock Out” races, go to support the AZ Disabled Sports organization.
Dragon boating provides the ultimate team-building platform to boost morale while promoting key abilities essential in a work environment. Dragon boat racing is an exhilarating and addictive sport that requires communication and team work to be successful. Rhythm, discipline and focus are just a few characteristics important to this awesome sport.
Our annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival offers an opportunity for local and regional businesses and organizations to join in the fun. We had a record year for participants in 2017 and look forward to more great teams to join in 2018! Compete with companies like Mayo Clinic, Wells Fargo, SRP, Intel, AT&T and many more.
We make it easy to participate, and the best part is — no experience is necessary. We’ll provide you with everything you need, including practice time and a qualified coach!
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