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Saturday, July 29, 2023

A Dragon Boat is a giant Chinese war canoe (see pictures). The Dragon Boat Festival is a series of friendly, fun dragon boat races between groups, companies, organizations, etc. assembled to compete for one day. The Festival goes from 8am to 4pm on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at North Riverfront Park on the Connecticut River, 121 West Street, Springfield, MA. Your team needs at least 17 people: 8 men, 8 women, a Drummer (wears a costume, beats a drum, rides in the bow of the dragon boat), plus a few spares.


Each race lasts about one minute, each team races at least 3 times, no experience is required, all equipment is provided, a practice session is included, and medals are awarded! Festival proceeds benefit the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club, a Springfield non-profit connecting people with healthy riverfront activity.

Admission is free for spectators to enjoy the dragon boat racing, food trucks, cultural performances, and more!

Your Next Steps:

  1. Save the date, July 29, 2023

  2. Register your team (have your Team Name ready!) in the box below (Follow these important directions when you are ready to register​).

  3. Invite people to join your team by forwarding them the unique registration link you receive by email.

  4. When you have 8 women, 8 men, a Drummer, plus a few spares, you are ready! We will be in touch with you to schedule your practice session

  5. Make a team short-sleeve t-shirt to wear the day of the Springfield Dragon Boat Festival.

Quick Start Directions:

Choose your ticket below and press Enter Details. Enter your information as the Buyer. If you’re also going to be in the boat, copy your information only to Ticket 1Scroll down to “Save and Checkout.” After you pay, you will receive an email to forward to your teammates. When they get that email from you, each person on your team will "Edit Order" and enter their name for a Ticket. Click here for detailed instructions.

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