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Dragon Boat Race & Festival

May 14 @ 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Approximately fifty teams and more than 1,200 paddlers will make waves in Decatur the second Saturday in May when the Dragon Boat Race and Festival returns for the ninth year. A fundraiser for the Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation, the family-friendly event is set for May 14, 2022, with opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. and competition on the water getting underway at 9 a.m. Presented by Toray Carbon Fibers, the daylong event takes place at the Point Mallard Aquatic Center.

The Dragon Boat Race kicks off with an exciting opening ceremony that garners everyone’s attention. At 8:30 a.m., the Daikin Taiko Drummers puts on an exhilarating performance followed by the ancient ritual called “Awakening the Dragon” where the eyes of the dragon head are dotted as a symbol to awaken the spirit of the dragons. Racing starts at 9 a.m. and events last throughout the day until approximately 4 p.m., rain or shine.

For details and updates, please visit the Dragon Boat Race website.


May 14
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Point Mallard Park
2901 Point Mallard Circle SE
Decatur, AL 35601 United States
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(256) 341-4900
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