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Sarasota International Dragon Boat Festival

Apr 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sarasota International Dragon Boat Festival

The Sarasota Dragon Boat Festival comes to Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota, Florida on Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 9am-4:30pm. This event brings together culture, sport and international flavors that blend a 2,500-year-old tradition with the fun and excitement of an outdoor festival.

Twenty paddlers move in unison, combining strength and teamwork in a boat whose elaborate design originates from ancient China. Social groups and businesses alike embrace the sport because it builds camaraderie, forms connections and promotes healthy lifestyles.

Admission to this family-friendly event is free; races will begin at approximately 8:30am and will continue throughout the day. Festival grounds will offer a variety of activities for all participants and spectators. Experience the Asian Cultural performances, wander through the Health & Wellness Village featuring exciting products and services to assist in leading a healthy lifestyle. Grab a bite from one of our Food Trucks, enjoy a cold beverage in the Beer Garden, or shop in the Marketplace.

Get in on the action – New teams and individuals are welcome to join! Invite friends, family, colleagues – form a group of up to 21 people and sign-up a team today. If you or a couple of friends are interested, there is a pay per seat option available, contact us at [email protected] to join.

With FREE admission, families are welcome to join us at the water for festivities, food, entertainment, and a day of dragon boat racing!  For more information, visit http://www.gwndragonboat.com/sarasota




Apr 21, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir
Sarasota, FL 34235 United States
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