Festival Schedule

Become a Vendor at the Dragon Boat Festival

Be a Part of Our Event

Artists, Concessionaires, Exhibitors and Vendors

The Regina Dragon Boat Festival is the ideal marketing platform for reaching Regina’s most diverse and engaged audience segment.

In its 26th year, this high-profile, two-day festival will feature a celebration of Regina’s rich culture through arts/crafts, entertainment, food, and the festival feature, Dragon Boat races on Wascana Lake.

The festival is the last big festival in Regina and provides an opportunity for local businesses and artists to reach out to a diverse group of stakeholders including youth, businesses, culture, Aboriginals, community groups and citizens. The festival’s Arts, Crafts and Community Fair also provides an opportunity to display and sell products/services.

Every year, Artists, Concessionaires, Exhibitors and Vendors return to the festival because of its organization and success. We are proud to offer a strong marketing opportunity to businesses in the area. Spaces at the festival are 10’ x 10’ and are limited so register early.

Community non-profit organizations please complete the Artists, Concessionaires and Merchants Application.

2017 RDBF Artists, Concessionaires and Merchants Application

2017 RDBF Food Vendor Application

Join us for the 2018 Regina Dragon Boat Festival!

Everyone is welcome to this free public event in the beautiful Wascana Centre

No cover charge!

Public Welcome!

Friday,  August 31

Wascana Lake and Dragon’s Lair Beer Tent

4:30 pm – Awakening the Dragons Opening Ceremony

  • Welcoming remarks – Shelly Zhao
  • Lion Dance – Chung Wah Kung Fu Center
  • Speeches by Dignitaries:
    • Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Honourable Mr. Ralph Goodale
    • Vice President of Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Mr. Neeraj Saroj
    • MLA for Regina Walsh Acres, Mr. Warren Steinley
    • President of the Regina Dragon Boat Festival, Mr. Barry Eisenzimmer
    • Honorary Festival Chair and on behelf of the City of Regina, His Worship Mayor Michael Fougere
  • Confucious Institute presents the History of Dragon Boat
  • Taoist Priests – Awakening Ceremony
    • Dotting of the Dragon Eye Ceremony
    • Passing of the Paddle
    • Carrying of Dragon to Lake

6:00 pm – Races begins

200 M Sprint Races

7:00 pm – Winners Announced

Sprint winners announced

7:30pm – Entertainment Vendor TBD


8:15 pm – Team Challenges

Beer Paddle Races, Flippy Cup, Drum Battle, Balloon Pop, Team Chants

9:00 pm – Entertainment Vendor TBD


9:45 pm – Open Mingle

Paddlers are free to hang out till closing

Midnight – Site Closed

Saturday, September 1

Wascana Lake and Dragon’s Lair Beer Tent

8:00am – Scouts Canada Breakfast in the Park.

Breakfast in the Park courtesty of Scouts Canada – 8:00am-11:00am

Cost is $5.00. All proceeds to Scouts programming.

9:42am – Races begin

Watch exciting 500m dragon boat races from approx. 9:42 am to 6:00 pm.  2000m race at conclusion of all finals.

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Family and Cultural Activities – Dragon’s Lair Tent

Family and Cultural Activities – Dragon’s Lair Tent

6:00pm -7:00pm – Awards Presentation

Awards Presentation

7:30 pm – Entertainment Vendor TBD


8:15pm – Band Break

Intermission for the band

9:00 pm – Entertainment Vendor TBD


9:45m – Open Mingle

Paddlers are free to hang out till closing

Midnight – Site Closed