Penticton Dragon Boat Festival

Event Dates:
  • Sat September 7, 2019
  • Sun September 8, 2019
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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.

We encourage you to book your accommodation now.

Race Fees & Deadlines

Early Bird:

  • Deadline: July 31, 2018
  • Fees: $1020.00+Tax


  • Deadline: August 24, 2018
  • Fees: $1220.00+Tax

Late Registration: Subject to available space. Contact us to be placed on our waiting list.