Nevada International Dragon Boat
Festival October 14 - 15, 2023
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 is also 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 only minutes away from the famed Las Vegas Strip. Escape to Lake Las Vegas and leave your stress and worries behind. The Village at Lake Las Vegas has 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, October 14th
Festival Hours 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM
Mandatory Captains Meeting 7:30 am
Dragon Boat Races 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
National Anthem 8:00 am
Welcome – Dragon Boat Racing Group of Nevada 8:05 am
Dotting the Eyes / Dragon / Lion Dance 8:10 am
Na Hula Hali’a Aloha 8:30 am
Sunrise Mountain High School Drumline 10:00 am
Races Round 1
Races Round 2
BCS/ACS LIVE BAND Entertainment
Races Round 3
Dragon Land kids’ area — 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday only
Village vendors — 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Silent Auction Closing — 3:00 pm
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, October 15th
Grand Masters 8:30 am
Open Races 9:00 am
Races Rounds 10:00 am
Grand Finals 12:00 am
Village Vendors 8:30 am 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.
FREE ADMISSION FOR SPECTATORS
Grab and Go boxes will be provided by Lake Las Vegas Sonrisa Grill.
Silent Auction Link will go live on Oct 1, 2023.
Auction ends at 3:00 pm on Oct 14, 2023.
You must pick up any items won at the conclusion of the auction.