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New races every 15-20 minutes! Cheer on the teams that are paddling their hearts out!
Watch the dragon boat races with downtown Houston as the backdrop!
Plenty of space so bring your family and friends to watch the races and performances! Admission is free!!
Throughout the day, there will be perfomances from different groups from all around the city of Houston.
We will have plenty of vendors providing food and beverages to quench your appetite!
Entertainers from local groups will be performing during the Festival.
Be a part of the action
This sponsorship gives you several options on how you can be a key sponsor at the event - from a competing team to boat or title sponsorship.
A great team-building opportunity for up to 25 team members. Work together to make the 500-pound dragon boat glide across the water on race day!
This sponsorship is a great way to bring your community group together and spread the word about your organization.
Breast Cancer Survivors & Friends from all around the country are fierce competitors. These women (and men) know how to paddle!
Schools from all around the city have come together to show spectators that they can paddle in the 500-pound dragon boats! Don't underestimate their power!
Teams travel from across the country (and world) to compete. They may have traveled farther than the rest, but they are definitely ready for competition!
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The Texas Dragon Boat Association invites you to take part in a fun, growing, and dynamic new organization. Come be a part and participate in our May Festival or our October Regatta.
Volunteers are the key to our success as a safe and fun event that continues to attract people year after year. Volunteering activities cover both land and water duties. Take a look at available roles and see how you can help.
Boat Helpers - Holding boats on docks and helping with loading and unloading of crews
Check-In - Helping to check-in teams for the race and confirm each crew member has proper waivers signed and knows the logistics for the day
Dock Helpers – Facilitating the loading and unloading of boats ushering crews safely onto docks and off of docks, checking for proper equipment and wristbands
Greeters - Pass out programs amongst the crowd and letting people know of current day schedule and activities. Greeters will be actively walking through the crowds
Information Booth - Handing out programs and answering questions at a central location. Marshalling - Getting teams in order and checking qualifications for upcoming races on land, prior to teams getting on docks.
Parking/Unloading/Loading - Marking sure that the pick-up and drop-off area is clear for loading and unloading. Duties only required in the morning and afternoon.
Performance Area - Making sure that the performers, emcee’s, and DJ are in place at the right times and have everything they need (e.g., water, announcements)
Snack/Beverage Set-Up - Setting up snacks and the drink tent
Snack/Beverage Hand-Out – Handing out snacks and drinks to paddlers and volunteers
Games - Helping to staff the inflatable games
Time Runners - In charge of running the scores between the finish line and the score board, giving the scores to the scorekeeper and announcer.
Boat Transportation - Paddling the boats from the loading point up to the festival site on the morning of the festival Trash Pick-Up - Keeping the grounds clean
From time to time, teams will need a paddler to help get their team across the finish line. If you would like to be contact for this opportunity, sign up today!
The 2015 Festival
The 2015 Festival
The 2015 Festival
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Check back as we get closer the Festival. We are working hard to gather our teams, speakers, and cultural performers for event day!
Want to find out more about this event? Or have any other questions, please contact us!
901 North York Street
Houston, Texas 77003