Rainier Dragon Boat Festival
May 18, 2019
Thea’s Park, 535 Dock Street E., Tacoma, WA 98421

The Tacoma Dragon Boat Association (TDBA) is pleased to host the annual Rainier Dragon Boat Festival. This annual regatta has become one of the premier competitive dragon boat events in the Pacific Northwest.

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Registration is CLOSED

The Tacoma Dragon Boat Association invites competitive and corporate/community teams to join us. The race course is 500 or 250 meters, and the race venue is located at Thea’s Park on the Foss Waterway in beautiful downtown Tacoma, Washington.

Community/Corporate Teams

Dragon Boating is a great team building activity! Get your friends or coworkers together and form a “community” team.

With coaching and equipment provided by TDBA, teams from local schools, businesses and non-profit organizations – and even family groups – compete against each other for “bling” and bragging rights.

All community teams receive 3 free practice sessions with our coaches before the festival. Paddles and life jackets are provided at the practice sessions and at the festival. The community/corporate race course is 250 meters long.

Club Teams

As one of the first festivals of the season, it is a favorite “warm up” race for recreational and competitive teams throughout Washington and Oregon. The one-day festival is held at Thea’s Park and can accommodate up to 40 community and competitive teams – as many as 880 individual paddlers. The club teams race course is 500 meters long.