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Nevada Dragon Boat Festival

 

Welcome to our 3rd annual 
Nevada International Dragon Boat
Festival on May 19-20, 2018

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Join us for a two–day event
of spirited competition
on Lake Las Vegas

Its old-world Mediterranean theme is reflected in the overall design and ambiance of this charming destination and also very unique to the desert southwest. This spectacular water-side resort destination will be sure to make you feel like you're at a desert paradise but really only minutes away from the famed Las Vegas Strip. Escape to Lake Las Vegas and leave your stress and worries behind.  The shops, restaurants, and nightlife are a short stroll if you choose to stay in the village, providing race attendees the opportunity to intimately experience one of Las Vegas’ hidden treasures.

The event kicks off Saturday morning with a team captain's meeting.  Races will begin right after the Lion's Dance, with excitement throughout the day.  Witness our "Vegas Gold"  2K Exhibition Race as part of the fun festivities. Spend your evening at the strip for some of the finest dining and ultimate entertainment. The race action will resume on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. with qualifying rounds and championship races.  The days will conclude with an awards ceremony. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Race times subject to change)

Saturday, May 19th

Festival Hours 7:30 AM- 5:00PM

Mandatory Captains Meeting 7:30am -  All Waivers must be turned in.

Dragon Boat Races 8:30am - 5:00pm

National Anthem 8:00am

Welcome – Dragon Boat Racing Group of Nevada 8:05am

Dotting the eyes / Dragon / Lion Dance 8:10am

Races Round 1 — 8:30am

Races Round 2 — 11:00am

DRAGON Flatboard 11:45

BCS Race

BCS Ceremony 12:15-12:45 PM

These Guys Worldwide

Races Round 3 — 1:30pm

VIP/Sponsor  Tent — 8am - 5:00pm

Polynesian Performers throughout the day

Positively Arts performers 

Dragon Land kids area — 10am to 3pm on Saturday only

Village vendors — 8:00am - 5:00pm

Awake the Dragon FlyBoard — 11:45pm

Race Break/Lunch — 12:20pm to 1:20pm

Breast Cancer Ceremony — 12:15pm

Casino Cup — 2:30pm

Corporate Race 2:45pm

Silent Auction Closing — 3:00pm

Blindstart race — 3:00pm

2K Open Exhibition Races — 3:20pm

Award Ceremony — 4:00pm

Restaurants Grab and Go Meals Available

Beer garden — 11:00am - 6:00pm

VIP/Sponsor tent — 8:00am - 5:00pm

 

All day enjoy kids’ activities, food, and vendors, along with beautiful views of the desert oasis!

Sunday, May 20th

Races Rounds 9:00am

Grand Finals 11:00am

Blind Start Race 

Asian Cultural Center Dancers  

Village vendors 10:00am to close

VIP hospitality tent — 9:00am - 3:00pm

Restaurants Grab and Go Meals  

Beer garden 11:00am to close

Award Ceremony 3:00pm

Times and events listed above are subject to change. 

Blind Start - Blindfold races

DRAGON is proud to be hosting the " Blindfolded Division Race" for the 3rd year. “Awake Your Inner Dragon!” 

BLINDSTART of America and DRAGON 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Organizations that help liberate Blind and Visually Impaired Persons by encouraging them to participate in mainstream Sports and Activities, bringing Awareness of Blindness in America. We guarantee this will be a fun and meaningful experience for those of you that want to participate in this amazing race! Here are the details:

  1. Each race will be a one (1) 250 meter race in a 20-man (18 paddler limit). 
  2. Paddlers can enter as an Individual or as a Team - limit 9 paddlers per Team. 
  3. The Entry Fee will be a charitable donation of $10.00 per person. 
  4. Each paddler will receive an official BLINDSTART/Dragon BLINDFOLD to wear during the race...no cheating! 
  5. Sign ups will be held at the Registration Tent throughout the day until it is sold out. First come, First serve. 
  6. There will be a final Championship Race with the top 4 boats with the best times advancing to the BLINDSTART RACE... we hope that you will give it a try. 
  7. Only the Drummer and Steersperson will remain sighted. 

The proceeds raised from this event will be contributed towards scholarships for the blind.

2017 TEAMS

Catch 22                                              WA

Angry Hungry Fish                              CA

NAC Dragon Boat Team                     CA

Aero Dragons                                       CA

Makin Waves                                       NV

Pink Paddlers                                        NV

SLS Las Vegas                                        NV

Hakkasan                                               NV

Caesars Entertainment                       NV 

Rah Rah for the TaTas                         NV

Warriors on Water (WOW - NV)       NV

San Diego Dragon Boat Team            CA

Team Survivor                                      CA

AZ Dragon Riders                                 AZ

S E A L Paddlers                                Alberta, CANADA

Olympians Dragon Boat Team         DUBAI

Desert Dragons                                     NV

Dragon Ass                                            NV

Medicine Hat                                        MT

Paddle Warriors                                   NV

Pink Phoenix                                         OR

Blindstart                                               CA

Flyin’ Blind                                            NV

Rogue Paddling Club                           CA

Team DPW                                            CA

Skittles                                                   CA

RAT PACK                                               NV

Space Dragons                                      CA

Fire Dragons                                          NV 

 
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LAKE LAS VEGAS

Team Registration

Vegas 2K Challenge - Open Exhibition Race

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NEWS & MEDIA

  • Blindstart Of America

  • By Dragon 05/14/2016, 11:45am PDT
  • DRAGON is proud to be hosting the "Blind & Blindfolded Division" at our Festivals. “Awaken Your Inner Dragon!”
  • Read More

FOOD

Fantastic Food

Some of the fantastic food offerings during the festival will include pizza slices, pasta, burritos, veggie wraps, margaritas, sangria, wine to go, and much more.  We will also have a Beer Garden. Click here for more info.

Silent Auction Items

 

  • Golf Package
  • Wine Package
  • And much much more!

Awards For...

  1. Best Individual Spirit
  2. Best Team Spirit 
  3. Top Individual Fundraiser
  4. Top Team Fundraiser
  5. Best Tent Décor

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