2018 Rainier Dragon Boat Festival — May 19, 2018 at Thea’s Park in Tacoma!

Please hold the date for the 2018 Rainier Dragon Boat Festival! It will be held on Saturday, May 19 at Thea’s Park on the Foss Waterway in beautiful Tacoma! We plan to have competitive club races and community and corporate team races. More details to come!


2017 Rainier Dragon Boat Festival — thank you for a terrific day of dragon boat racing!

The race results are available here. Thank you to all the paddlers, family and community members for joining us! We hope you enjoyed the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival! Hope to see you on the water soon and back at the RDBF in 2018! Paddles up!

A drone flew over the dragon boat races and took some aerial videos. Thank you to Metro Parks Tacoma for sharing this video. DroneWorks, LLC is the photographer. Here’s one aerial video showing four dragon boats racing! Want to paddle a dragon boat?



Photo of dragon boat race in TacomaHello Paddlers!

The Tacoma Dragon Boat Association (TDBA) is pleased to present the annual Rainier Dragon Boat Festival! This regatta has become one of the premier competitive dragon boat events in the Pacific Northwest. The Festival is sanctioned by the Pacific Dragon Boat Association USA (PDBA), one of three regional affiliates of the United States Dragon Boat Federation (USDBF), which is a member of the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF). Thank you to MultiCare Health System for sponsoring this event!

Competitive teams from the Pacific Northwest as well as corporate and community teams from around Tacoma will compete! The race course is 500 meters. The race venue is located at Thea’s Park on the Foss Waterway in beautiful downtown Tacoma, WA. The public is invited to watch the races at Thea’s Park.



Photo of CityLine interviewWatch TDBA President Joe Huang and Lori Tanner, MultiCare Health System Director of Center for Healthy Living, talk about this cool community event on CityLine! Great job! (Click on the index and the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival is the second episode, starting at minute 19:19).


For questions about the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival registration, please contact Shiela Marsh at smarie7488@aol.com or 253.302.0316 and leave a message. Thank you! Let’s have fun!