Penticton Dragon Boat Festival
- Sat • September 11, 2021 • All Day
- Sun • September 12, 2021 • All Day
- Event Cost: Free for spectators
Welcome to the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. Our festival, held over two days on the second weekend in September, is entering its 20th 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.