Get your paddles ready, the Calgary Dragon Boat Race and Festival returns to the city for another year.
The festival draws over 4,000 spectators on a yearly basis, as well as nearly 2,000 competitors – it’s a spectacle that needs to be seen to be believed.
Every year, the Dragon Boat Festival promises an unforgettable experience that illustrates camaraderie, teamwork, and inspiration. It’s deeply rooted by a 2000-year-old Chinese legend and continues as a tradition to this day.
In addition to the race, you can expect a kid’s play zone, food trucks, live bands, and lots of other great entertainment.
See what Mayor Naheed Nenshi said about last year’s festival:
Where: North Glenmore Park – 7305 Crowchild Trail SW
When: Saturday, August 12 to Sunday, August 13 from 7 am to 6 pm