Penticton Dragon Boat Festival

Event Dates:
  • Sat September 7, 2024 12:00 AM
  • Sun September 8, 2024 12:00 AM
  • Event Cost: Free for Spectators
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The 22nd annual Penticton Dragon Boat Festival will be held on September 7 & 8, 2024.

Held over two days on the second weekend in September, the racing happens on Skaha Lake in beautiful, sunny, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.

Our vendors market, food trucks and beverage garden will be back. Plus the best festival site in BC — a sandy beach and a race that’s visible for the entire race course — and a large grassy area under the trees for team tents.

Come to Penticton and Train!
Out of town teams registered before the Early Bird Deadline for the PDBF are invited to come up and train for free using our boats and equipment any weekend throughout the Summer.
For more information Email: to book.

Race Fees & Deadlines


  • Deadline: July 31, 2024
  • Fees: $1310.00+Tax


  • Deadline: August 25, 2024
  • Fees: $1455.00+Tax

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

*Junior Teams: Half price

Festival Cancellation/Refund Policy: There will be a 15% administrative fee for all withdrawals. The final date to withdraw a team from the festival is August 16, 2024. There will be no refunds of any type after this date, including if the festival is cancelled due to safety reasons and/or weather conditions.

Venue:   Penticton Paddling Centre

Address: Skaha Lake Park, 124 South Beach Drive, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

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