Q1. What is Dragon Boat Festival?

Dragon Boat Festival is a dynamic racing experience put on by us every summer. Whether you’re paddling in the 46-foot long authentic Hong Kong boat or watching from the banks, it’s definitely the ride of a lifetime. Fifty-five corporate and community teams race for the title of champion out at the USS Alabama Battleship. With heart pounding action and fun for the whole family, it’s a summer event that can’t be missed.

Q2. When and where is it?

June 9th, 2018 at the USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Parkway.

Q3. How can I get involved?

You can race with a team. You can volunteer to help during the event. You can come watch. You can sponsor the event. You can be a vendor the day of. It’s your choice, just let us know how we can make it happen!

Q4. Are children and pets welcome?

Yes! They are encouraged. There is a kid’s area full of activities and fun and lots of land for your furry ones to explore. (Just make sure they’re on a leash)

Q5. What is there to do if you aren't competing?

Honestly? There’s so much to do your head might spin. Between the kid’s area, paddler village, and the banks; there’s something for everyone in the crew to enjoy.

Q6. Where does the money raised from the event go?

The money usually goes to our grant applicants. This year, we have a major announcement to make on race day about our largest project to date and how it will change the game in our community.