Race Day Information

Rainier Dragon Boat Festival
May 18, 2024
Thea’s Park, 535 Dock Street E., Tacoma, WA 98421

2024 Race Results (pdf)

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!

7:30 am  Registration opens; team managers or captains check in with Registration to drop off rosters and get tent location assignments

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

8:30 am Team captains meeting.

9:00 am Community team races begin

Gear Drop Off and Pick Up

To drop off and pick-up gear at Thea Park, a temporary drop off area will be designated at the park entry. You are also encouraged to park in the republic pay to park parking lot on the other side of the building and tote your gear from there to the park. NO PARKING in or driving through the Dock Building.

Team Downloads 2024

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 by Nicole
  • Stitches – Andrea
  • Sap Sap Cambodian-Loas Deli
  • TNT Coffee
  • Massage by Claudia
  • Kelly’s Brew Dogs Dragon Boat Stuff

Race Results

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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