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Rainier Dragon Boat Festival
May 20, 2023
Thea’s Park, 535 Dock Street E., Tacoma, WA 98421

The Tacoma Dragon Boat Association is pleased to host the annual Rainier Dragon Boat Festival. The best place to view the races is from the shoreline at Thea’s Park. Bring a chair or blanket and settle in for an exciting day of racing!

8:00 am Opening ceremonies: Blessing and Dotting of the Eyes of the Dragon

9:00 am Community team races begin

Paid Parking

  • About 78 spaces are available in the lot behind the Dock Building – first come, first served. $10 for the day Cash ONLY.
  • Two lots by the Fish Peddler Restaurant (East 15th & Dock Street).

Free Parking & Shuttle

Free parking at Tacoma Dome Transit Center (434 East 25th Street).

Shuttle service will pick up on East G Street, starting at 7 am about every 15 minutes.

Enter the parking garage from East 25th street and park on the east end of the garage close to East G street.

Featured Vendors

Food will be available in addition to crafts, sportswear and other vendors:

  • Hotworx Gym
  • Mimi’s Ice cream
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Werner Paddles/Kialoa
  • Jewelry
  • Stitches
  • Boss Mama’s food truck
  • TNT Coffee
  • Persist Design
  • WAM
  • Massage
  • Kialoa

Race Results

Results will be posted:

Green Event

The Rainier Dragon Boat Festival event has been recognized with a Green Event Excellence Seal of Approval. Learn more

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