Category Archives: Rainier Dragon Boat Festival

Drummer’s view of community race at Rainier Dragon Boat Festival

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we’re giving you a front row seat — the drummer’s view — of a community race at the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival! Thank you to Metro Parks Tacoma for providing this awesome video! Well done, Ship Rec’d!

The Rainier Dragon Boat Festival was held on May 19 in Tacoma, WA. Thank you again to all the teams for racing with us! See you at upcoming dragon boat races and at next year’s Rainier Cup!

 

Parking & Shuttle Information for RDBF

We hope to see you on Saturday, May 19 for a fun day of dragon boat races at the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival! Here’s some important information about parking and the shuttle service.

Parking at Thea’s Park (the event venue) will be reserved for vendors and people with disabilities. Please see the information below about paid parking lots on Dock St. and free parking and shuttle from the Tacoma Dome Transit Center.

Paid parking lots on Dock St.

There is a paid parking lot next to the Dock St. building and the Rock the Dock Pub ($10 for the day), and two paid lots next to the Fish Peddler Restaurant (East 15th and Dock St).

Free parking and shuttle at Tacoma Dome Transit Center

Free parking is available at the Tacoma Dome Transit Center (434 East 25th St) with a free shuttle service to Thea’s Park. Shuttle service will run from the transit center at East G Street (at G St. and 25th St.) to Thea’s Park, starting at 7 a.m. about every 15 minutes.

Carpooling is encouraged!

Rainier Dragon Boat Festival — Race Schedule

The Rainier Dragon Boat Festival is just a few days away — May 19 at Thea’s Park in Tacoma! Here is the tentative race day schedule (the grid). This schedule includes races for community teams, women’s teams and mixed teams (combined women and men).

Races start at 9 a.m. with community teams.

Photo of dragon boat race starting line
Starting line at the 2017 Rainier Dragon Boat Festival

Good luck to all the paddlers! Let’s have fun!

 

 

 

Race day information

Thirty-eight teams (dragon boat clubs and community teams) signed up to race in the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival! Thank you! We can’t wait for race day on May 19!

Schedule: May 19 at Thea’s Park, 535 Dock St., Tacoma

  • 7:30 a.m. Registration opens
  • 8:00 a.m. Opening ceremonies: Blessing and Dotting of the Eyes of the Dragon
  • 8:30 a.m. Captains meeting
  • 9:00 a.m. Community team races begin

Here is the tentative race day schedule, including races for community teams, women’s teams and mixed teams (men and women). Good luck to all the paddlers!

Dragon boat teams — please look at the tent assignments and race day information about parking, drop off/pick-up, shuttle and vendors.

Parking

Parking at Thea’s Park will be reserved for vendors and people with disabilities.

Paid Parking.  A paid parking lot is available on the other side of the Dock Street building ($10 for the day), and two paid parking lots are available by the Fish Peddler restaurant (East 15th and Dock St).

Free parking and shuttle. Free parking is available at the Tacoma Dome Transit Center (434 East 25th St.). Shuttle service will run from the transit center on East G Street (at G St. and 25th St.) to Thea’s Park, starting at 7 a.m. about every 15 minutes.

Carpooling is encouraged!