The festival begins on Friday evening with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. followed by youth races featuring seven teams representing organizations, schools and the community. Adult racing begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning as forty teams consisting of 20 paddlers each battle to be the best in their division. The breast cancer survivor ceremony will be held at approximately 12:30 p.m. Division finals will be taking place all afternoon. The awards ceremony will be held around 3:30 p.m.
Friday, July 15
Saturday, July 16
For fans and spectators of the event, here are a few things to keep in mind as you come to the Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival: