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GWN Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival
Oct 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Take part in the ultimate MLDB Championship, an international showcase of paddlers hungry for the opportunity to stretch their racing season to the max. This is the largest event in Florida attended by more than 70 teams.
The festival’s recent move to Turkey Lake in Bill Frederick Park was met with rave reviews, and teams can expect the same great racing and continued development of the festival experience this year. Special out-of-town rates are available to teams living at least 150 miles outside of Orlando.
Festival grounds are sure to be abuzz with vendors and entertainment. The Health and Wellness Village provides products and services to help participants and spectators lead healthy, active lives. Taste the international flavors offered at Food Truck Bazaar, then head over to the Asia Trend Cultural Expo for displays and performances highlighting the diverse and fascinating cultures found throughout Asia. Wind down with a cold one at the Beer Garden – you’ll have earned it!
Orlando delivers an unforgettable day of competition, including a 2k pursuit for top Mixed crews (a favorite among spectators). Teams can relax under tents in the Athletes’ Village.
Compete against the most diverse pool of talent on the MLDB circuit and join us in celebrating another successful year of MLDB racing!
CALLING ALL SOLO PADDLERS OR SMALL GROUPS
Are you looking to get on the water, but don’t have a team? GWN is pleased to offer two different programs for solo paddlers or small groups.
Experience Dragon Boat Racing: Designed for those looking to be part of a team from start-to-finish. The program includes 5 weeks of practices leading up to the event. Learn more by clicking here.
Earth Dragons: A program designed for people looking for minimal commitment and just want to race. The program offers a 1-hour practice and then participation in the event. Learn more by clicking here.