Town of Waterford, NY

65 Broad St.
Waterford, NY 12188

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The Town of Waterford Dragon Boat Festival is a fun day for the family, full of dragon boat racing and friendly competition for a good cause.
The Town of Waterford is Proud to host this event to benefit    To Life!. To Life! provides personal support, empowers informed decision-making, and enhances the quality of life for those affected by breast cancer in the Capital Region. 

Saturday, August 3rd
10 AM | Registration begins at 8 AM
       Hurst Harbor Center-          1 Tugboat Alley
Waterford, NY
What is a Dragon Boat Race?

A dragon boat is a 42 foot lightweight boat powered by up to 20 paddlers and one drummer.

Dragon Boats originated in China and have been popularized throughout the world. 

During the festival, teams of paddlers will race one another in a tournament style competition. 
 Presenting Sponsor
Broadview Federal Credit Union is the 2024 Dragon Boat Festival Presenting Sponsor
Supporting Sponsor
  • Text placement on all promotional material logo placement on race day signage
  • Repeated recognition by mc on day of event
  • Includes one dragon boat entry into the race, presentation of trophy to the race winner
  • Free practice session with professional coach
Race Entry
  • 21 person dragon boat provided to fill with a team of your choice
  • Entry into at least two heats on race day
  • Free practice session with professional coach

Checks made payable to the Town of Waterford 65 Broad Street Waterford, NY 12188- Fees are due by July 26th.

  • Step 1 – Team Captains Please Register Their Team to Sponsor or Participate in the Race. We have filled all the team slots, thank you to all our registered teams.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
  • Step 2- Each Paddler (at least 12yrs old) Must Fill Out A Waiver and Return It to Their Captain Prior to Race Day In Order to Participate Download The Waiver and Release
  • Step 3- Teams Will Be Able To Sign Up For Practice to be held on Friday August 2, 2024.– Your Practice Session will be held with Pan Am Dragon Boat Association at the Visitor Center.  Sign up for a practice spot here.

* Each Registered Team will have a designated 10x10 space in the grassy area near the promenade to set up a tent/chairs.