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The 8th Annual Springfield Dragon Boat Festival
NEW Event date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Festival Update:

Due to local public health restrictions, we have postponed the 2020 festival to September 26.

Teams registered before May 30 will have until August 1 to choose from 3 options: 1. racing on 9/26/20 or 2. credit for the same number of registrations in the 2021 festival even if entry fees go up, or 3. 90% refund of entry fees paid. 


If the 9/26 date gets cancelled, all teams can choose from entry in 2021 festival or 90% refund. 


Please address any questions to springfielddragonboat@gmail.com. Thank you!

  • DRAGON BOAT CHALLENGE teams will vie for medals, plaques, having their photo in next year's festival brochure, and to win a special outing and BBQ hosted by the Springfield Dragon Rays.
  • ERDBA Club Teams will race to qualify for Regional Championships.
  • Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Teams and All Cancer Survivor (ACS) Teams will race in at least one race designated as an ACS event. 
  • BCS /ACS Teams will take part in the Annual Rose Ceremony.
  • The Festival will also include fabulous food vendors as well as music and family-friendly entertainment throughout the day.
Last Year's Teams:
  • Club Teams: ACE, Boston One, CYPN Storm, Century Dragon Boat Club, Living Root (2 teams), Ocean State Dragon Boat Club, DragonFire, Dragons Alive, BTBC Titans, Wolfpack Racing Club, Peking University Alumni, Veterans Dragon Boat USA

  • ACS/BCS Club Teams: Gloria's Warriors, Hope in the Boat, Wellness Warriors, Paradise City Dragons, Springfield Dragon Rays ACS/BCS Boat

  • Challenge Teams: PeoplesBank B.O.A.T., MGM Springfield Kings of the River, SUEZ Resource Revolution, Springfield College Maroon Crew, BHN Dragon Roars, Baystate Healthy Dragons, Team All American Waste/USA Hauling & Recycling, First Responders sponsored by MGM Springfield, Sheraton Springfield Fierce Falcons, Soma Technology Sea Arms, Elevage Partners - Share the Wealth



Come watch the dragon boat races and stay for a day of fun along the riverfront! And while you are watching the races and enjoying our entertainment program, don't forget to visit our onsite vendors.

PVRC, 121 West Street, PO Box 3123, Springfield MA 01101-3123 - info@pvriverfront.org - 413-736-1322