The Oriental Dragon Boat Race and Festival is Back!
We have had dragons for a long time and now we will have DRAGON BOATS. Oriental, North Carolina expects to draw large crowds
August 10-11, 2018. This event will be two days of a fun-filled weekend
on the water with entertainment for friends, family, co-workers and everyone who visits.
Dragon Boat paddlers move in unison, combining strength with teamwork in a boat whose elaborate design originates in ancient China. Dragon Boats are the world’s largest flat water racing canoes, propelled by a crew of 20 plus a drummer and a steersperson. Teamwork is everything in dragon boat racing. Synchronicity is more important than strength.
In addition to the dragon boat racing other activities will include; great
food, great music, kids activities, a parade of teams and much,
much more for friends and family alike. For more information on how to register as an individual paddler or as a team, visit http://www.orientaldragonboat.com