The Regina Dragon Boat Festival
Paddlin’ The Prairies since 1992
August 30-31, 2024
The Regina Dragon Boat Festival has been a tradition for paddlers, residents, and visitors from across Canada. The Regina Dragon Boat Festival returns once again August 30 – 31, LABOR DAY WEEKEND, to Pine Island in beautiful Wascana Park.
Come, Party, and Celebrate this unique tradition.
About the Dragon Boat Event
Regina Dragon Boat Festival Inc. is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization. Established to foster better understanding, appreciation, and awareness of Asian culture and heritage within our community.
- Regina’s festival begins Friday August 30th with the Opening Ceremony @ 3:30. This features guest speakers, entertainment, awakening the dragons, and passing the paddle followed by 200 meter sprint racing and ending with entertainment in the beer gardens which is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Saturday the 31st races begin at 10am and run til 6pm culminating in the exciting 2000 meter finale. Award presentations follow and the beer gardens remain open for the evening.
- Friday evening is the beginning of the RDB Festival dragon boat racing with the 200-meter qualifying races.
- There are Dragon Boat races all day Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Teams compete in 48-foot dragon boats in multiple recreation divisions.
- Saturday showcases the Island Trade Market featuring vendors with a wide variety of merchandise for sale. Support local vendors and bring your own shopping bag.
While everyone will cheer on the paddlers, thousands of others fill Wascana Park to enjoy the food, cultural entertainment, children’s activities, and the Dragon’s Lair Tent.
A licensed beer garden venue offering live entertainment is perfect for getting out of the sun or rain and ending a perfect day.
Dragon Festival Oath
This single paddle represents harmony, friendship and peace among the world’s people. With the symbolic passing of this paddle, we pledge our commitment to the unification of that multi-faceted community with humility, goodwill and dignity.
To harmony, friendship and peace.
Team registration is open for the 2023 RDBF. Register online or by mail. Take advantage of Early Bird Registration.
Promote your business to the Regina Dragon Boat Festival audience and all of Regina. Opportunities available for any business. Take advantage of our unique opportunities. Get involved with a major event in Regina and make a splash with our racers, watchers and more.
Sell and promote your product to the Regina Dragon Boat Festival audience. Apply to become a vendor. Clothing, food, beverage and more. Be creative. Contact us with any questions.