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New races every 15-20 minutes! Cheer on the teams that are paddling their hearts out!
Enjoy the view of Cleburne as the dragons fly across the water in Lake Pat Cleburne.
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 Cleburne.
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!
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
Our volunteer registration portal is now closed. Check back for our other upcoming events!
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David Mandell, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TEXAS DRAGON BOAT ASSOCIATION
Jizyah Shorts - MISS HOUSTON 2018
Alexa Cyr - MISS HOUSTON OUTSTANDING TEEN 2018
Isis Smalls - MISS HOUSTON
Eugene Lee, CO-FOUNDER, TEXAS DRAGON BOAT ASSOCIATION
Janis Burke, CEO OF THE HARRIS COUNTY – HOUSTON SPORTS AUTHORITY
Mayor Sylvester Turner, CITY OF HOUSTON
The Legend of Taiwan, a non profit organization, was established in late 2015 to promote Chinese culture and Taiwan heritage with 20+ original members as the base of dragon boat race team. Recently, it was expanded to include the dragon dance team and Taiwan folk dance team. The membership had grown significantly and it is currently actively recruiting all ethnicities to join force. The organization is solely supported by community's donation and sponsorship. Its mission had been broaden and evolved to advocate traditional Chinese culture by embracing diverse groups in the community.
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The Filipino Young Professionals (FYP) is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization aimed at promoting the Filipino culture through philanthropy, professional networking/mentorship and scholarship within the community. The FYP Cultural Performers come from diverse professional backgrounds who will be showcasing the Filipino culture through dance, song, and costumes. The current lineup includes dances that show case the rich cultural heritage and religious diversity of the different provinces of the Philippines.
Filipino artist, representing multiculturalism, use hip hop as a conduit to bring people together and engage the audience by making custom theme songs for each festival. He has been commissioned by The City of Houston to make a song embodying taking pride in the city. He has performed for over 80 different cultural festivals and civic celebrations. His goal is to unite the city of Houston though the promotion his "Pride of Place" concept and Do Better City Movement.
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Tai Chi exercises for health and wellness that will strengthen the health and boost the immune system of body. It is a slow movement martial art designed to fit all of people, especial for seniors who are not able to do vibrant sports. USA TAI CHI ACADEMY is a non-profit organization promoting Tai Chi and Qi Gong for health. All of our instructors and administrators are volunteers without pay. We have seven locations that offer 9 Tai Chi classes in Houston and Sugarland. Member students can attend any or all classes, depending their skill level and qualification.
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Dance of Asian America (DAA) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of China through authentic and contemporary Chinese dance. DAA also provides local dancers with professional dance training in various dance styles and performance opportunities developing them into versatile dancers. DAA reaches over 35,000 people a year through educational and cultural performances. DAA presents and collaborates annually with nationally recognized and award winning artists from China thus bridging the gap between the East and the West through international exchange and cultural understanding. They will be performing four dances.
Amira’s Oasis is a Middle Eastern dance troupe under the direction of Instructor and choreographer, Amira Tanya. Amira and her students perform modern/classical bellydance, and also perform a traditional folkloric dance, Saidi, from Egypt. Their love of Middle Eastern music/dance, along with their engaging, interactive performances, makes them a favorite with audiences.
Hon. Jacquie Baly: Political Analyst for FOX 26, Former Council member of Sugar Land
Cheryl Piccio: TV Reporter - ABSCBN
Robert Arnold: News Anchor - KPRC
Admission is Free. Dragon Boat Races are all day with cultural performers on the landside and vendors of all kinds will be on the Regatta site.
We encourage taking public transportation, but if you are driving to the event, please mindful of signs to avoid being towed.
Want to find out more about this event? Or have any other questions, please contact us!
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