The Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival, in its 4th year, is a family fun and team oriented festival aimed to bring out the competitive kid in everyone. From the costumes, the chants, the races, the dance offs and of course, the incredible South Louisiana food, the Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival has something for everyone. In addition to the competitive racing, our Festival also includes The Burger Cook-Off Competition and the Kid’s Zone, filled with games, face painting, food and tons of fun jumps.
Teams composed of 20 paddlers, 1 drummer and alternates will compete for the 3rd Acadiana Dragon Boat Title in authentic Hong Kong style Dragon Boats. The entrance fee is $2,200 per team and includes a practice session with a professional dragon boat coach the week before the event, and at least 2 races the day of the festival. The team’s drummer provides the traditional Hong Kong drum sound which guides each team and fills the air with the vibe and excitement that only the Dragon Boat Festival can provide. This 2,300 year old Hong Kong tradition is guaranteed to bring about excitement, friendly competition and community spirit. Teams are composed of families, friends, coworkers and local organizations, none of which are professional rowers, just individuals wanting to have a one-of-a-kind experience