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Dragon Boat Festival

Welcome Dragon Boat Festival!

September 6, 7 and 8, 2019. Welcome to the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. Our festival, held over two days on the second weekend in September, is entering its 19th year. The racing happens on 11 km long Skaha Lake in beautiful, sunny, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. The event also features a beverage garden, a wide range of vendors, lots of great food and over 2,500 athletes.

The event consists of two 500 m qualifying heats on Saturday, followed by semis Sunday morning, and finals Sunday afternoon.

The event features a beverage garden with proceeds going to Survivorship – The South Okanagan’s Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Team, plus plenty of food vendors, entertainment, and a marketplace. Plus the best festival site in BC — a sandy beach and a race that’s visible for the entire 500 m course — and a large grassy area under the trees for team tents.

Stop by the Penticton Visitor Centre for travel tips, help booking an accommodation or suggestions on the following:

Penticton Visitor Centre
120-888 Westminster Avenue West
Penticton, BC V2A 8S2

Whatever your preferred method of communication, if there is anything you need to know about Penticton & Wine Country reach out to us!

Contact us toll free: 1-800-663-5052
Contact us by local phone: 250-276-2170
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Daily: 9:00am – 5:00pm

2019 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival

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