North Shore Dragon Boat Festival History

Four Great Ways
to Paddle for Community

Paddle, Roar, Give - put simply, it’s the excitement of paddling that’s the heart of the North Shore Dragon Boat Festival.  We provide four different paddling options to ‘get your feet wet’ – whether you’re just curious or have been a dragon boater for many years, anyone and everyone can be part of the fun! 

It’s easy.  Paddles provided.  Laughter promised.  Every paddler supports NSDBF’s commitment to building community and enhancing the quality of life in the Arrowhead.  So dig deep!

What will you experience?  Just remember this: Dragon Boat Paddling is the drag racing of paddle sport.  Imagine twenty paddlers all pulling together to the beat of the drum.  Each boat flies like a rocket ship on the water and you experience the sheer power of team effort.  It’s exhilarating! 

One Bring a TEAM

At the heart of every dragon boat festival are the teams that participate both in two race heats and in a finals round.  Sign up includes a practice session as well!
Learn more and Sign Up Here

Two Register as an INDIVIDUAL

If the call of the paddle is ringing in your ears, look no further!  Two great options exist for individuals ready to roar across the water. 
  • Join A Team – link into an existing team, paddling both race heats and the finals round. 
  • Dragon Dash – paddle one or two short-course races, learn from experienced dragon boat leaders.
Learn more and Sign Up Here

Three Paddle together as a FAMILY

Paddlers come from every age group, and a family that paddles together is sure to have stories to share.  Families have two options for hitting the water.
  • Family Paddle –all are welcome, tour the harbor with experienced dragon boat leaders.
  • Dragon Dash – paddle one or two short-course races, learn from experienced dragon boat leaders.
Learn more and Sign Up Here

Four Join the SUPPORT TEAM

The North Shore Dragon Boat Festival takes place thanks to “paddlers of every kind.”  Over thirty volunteers serve in roles ranging from on-water safety to youth paddling to hosting the info tent. 
Volunteer sign-up form
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