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Nevada Dragon Boat Festival

 

Date for the 2021 5th Annual 
Nevada International Dragon Boat
Festival TBA

March 17, 2020

To our fellow dragon boaters and vendors,
We have been following the news about the Covid19 virus progression, based on the current
conditions, we are sorry to say that the Dragonboat Racing Association Group of Nevada
(DRAGON) will have to reschedule the Nevada International Dragon Boat Festival. The City of
Henderson is closing all public events through the end of April and Las Vegas has cancelations
of public events all the way through July in Las Vegas.

Concerns have been increasing and we need to keep the public health at the forefront for
everyone involved. This has been an unfortunate decision that the 5th Nevada International
Dragon Boat Festival May 2nd-3rd will be rescheduled. Our future date is yet to be announced..

DRAGON assures everyone that the decision to postpone the festival was not
taken lightly. We want everyone to stay safe and sound. We will be refunding all teams and
vendors their registration monies. Any questions you may have can be directed to DRAGON at
dragonboatnv@gmail.com . As always, thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards,

Sherri Weaver
President
Dragonboat Racing Association Group of Nevada

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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 Charity 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 morning with qualifying rounds and championship races.  The days will conclude with an awards and medals ceremony. (Please note that awards are given for specific categories.)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Race times subject to change)

Saturday, May 2nd

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 

Races Round 2 

BCS/ACS Race

BCS/ACS Ceremony 

BCS/ACS LIVE BAND Entertainment

Races Round 3 

Positively Arts performers 

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

Village vendors — 8:00am - 5:00pm

Race Break/Lunch 

Corporate Races

Silent Auction Closing — 3:00pm

2K Charity Exhibition Race

Award* and Medal Ceremony

 

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

Sunday, May 3rd

Open Races 8:30am

Races Rounds 9:00am

Grand Finals 11:00am 

Village Vendors 10:00am to close

Award* and Medal Ceremony 

Times and events listed above are subject to change.  Awards are for specific divisions,

PLEASE NOTE: Due to weather, equipment, safety etc, this schedule could be modified.


Race Director - Mike Kerkmann

2021 TEAMS TBA

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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, Sangria and Margarita Garden. Click here for more info.

Silent Auction Items