Teams & Paddlers

The Festival!



The Fourth Annual Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival
August 16 & 17, 2019


Free Admission Both Days ~ All Festival Events Are Accessible

The Solomons Dragon Boat Festival is a fun filled event of friendly competition and team building while raising funds for much needed programs for SMCR, Inc.  Race day will be filled with intense, heart-pounding action and the sounds of Chinese drums will fill the air.  A variety of entertainment, food, crafts and kid- friendly activities will round out the event.

Dragon boats are narrow 40 foot long boats with colorful, hand carved dragon heads mounted on the bow. Powered by 16 paddlers, a drummer and a steers-person, everyone must work together to cross the finish line faster than their competition. Dragon Boating is an exciting team sport that encompasses the elements of power, speed, synchronization and endurance. It's a sport of inches and seconds – a thrilling event for both athletes and spectators.


Teams will compete for:

Fastest Time ~ Best Tent Decorations ~ Best Team Costumes ~ Most Funds Raised ~ And More!


Proceeds go directly to SMCR, Inc. for the development and support of educational, social and recreational programs and events for people with special needs in Southern Md. Visit to find out more..


More About Dragon Boating

Dragon Boating is one of the world's fastest growing team water sports. Originating in China 2,500 years ago, this ancient Chinese tradition has now been transformed into an exciting, modern water sport.

Dragon Boating is heavily reliant on timing and teamwork and success depends upon how well the team works together. Due to its strength to bring teams together, dragon boating is exceptionally popular with corporate, community and civic organizations- and it's coming back to Solomons Island for it's fourth year!

Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival

PO Box 560

Solomons, MD  20688


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