ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL – OCT 14, 2023
October 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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.
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 programs for solo paddlers or small groups through our Experience Dragon Boat Programs!
Experience Dragon Boat Train and Race: A five-week program, with one practice per week and finishing up at the Major League Dragon Boat Festival in your community. This is a perfect opportunity to try the sport. We supply you with all the equipment needed – paddles and lifejackets – all you have to do is show up in clothes that can get wet!
Experience Dragon Boat Race Ready: 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 about either program by clicking here.