The Fourth Annual 

Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival

August 16 & 17, 2019


Free Admission Both Days ~ All Festival Events Are Accessible


SMCR, Inc. presents the 4th Annual Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival at Solomons Island, Maryland.


Watch the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats in a day filled with intense racing that fills the river with heart-pounding action, a profusion of colour and the sounds of Chinese drums. Join the fans and cheer on your favorite team as they cross the finish line on Saturday, August 17, 2019.


Watch the excitement mount as teams compete for Best Time, Best Tent Decorations, Best Team Costumes, and the highly coveted award, Most Funds Raised. Proceeds go directly to SMCR, Inc. for the development and support of programs and events for people with special needs in Southern Md. Visit to find out more.


This admission-free festival brings to Solomons an ancient Chinese tradition transformed into the exciting, modern sport of dragon boat racing.


A spectacular variety of entertainment, delicious food, a unique selection of crafts vendors,

and kid-friendly activities where games, arts & crafts await.




Click on the links below for 2018

festival and team pictures:

Official Results Final Heat:
1st Place -   Kingfisher's               time: 1:02:58
2nd Place - O'Brien River Rats     time: 1:02:68
3rd Place -  St. Aloysius Church   time: 1:03:68

Superlative Awards:


Most Creative Team Name - Dragon Our Tails 

Best Team Costumes - Personalized Therapy Vikings
Most Festive Team Area - Drag N Butt
Most Team Spirit Practice Week - Pirates of the Patuxent
Fastest Fiery Dragons Round One - Calvert County Sheriff's Department
Fastest Smoldering Dragons Round One  - The Centurians
Fastest Laughing Dragons Round One - St Aloysius Church
1St Place - Centurions 
2nd Place - O'Brien RIver Rats
3rd Place - Dragon Our Tails
Honorable Mentions:  Spalding & Drag 'N Butt

Team and Paddler  Information

The Festival!



What is Dragon Boat Racing?


Dragon Boating is a 2,500 year old sport that originated in China, but is now a truly international sport. A dragon boat team consists of 16 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson, and is heavily reliant on timing and teamwork. There are no "stars" in dragon boating because success depends upon how well the team works together. Due to its strength to bring teams together, dragon boating has become exceptionally popular with corporate, community and civic organizations. Dragon Boating is one of the world's fastest growing team water sports and it's coming back to Solomons Island, Maryland on August 16 & 17, 2019!




First Place Team in FUNDRAISING for -2017 & 2018!

2018 Sponsors and Teams

Click the image below to view last year's Dragon Boat Festival video



Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival

PO Box 560

Solomons, MD  20688


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