Rainier Dragon Boat Festival
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 is one of the premier competitive dragon boat events in the Pacific Northwest and is held every spring on a Saturday in May.
The Tacoma Dragon Boat Association invites competitive and corporate/community teams to join the fun. The 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.
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.
This year all community teams receive TWO 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 course is 250 meters long.
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.