August 19, 2017 | 8 am to 4 pm

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

The Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival, now in its 17th year, invites community and club teams for a day of fun competition on the Connecticut River. Over 80 teams will paddle our 500m course in three heats, and spectators (and paddlers) can enjoy the Asian Festival on the upper plaza between races, complete with dancing, music, and an excellent selection of Asian beer and food. Interested in being a vendor at this event? Apply here

Admission to the Dragon Boat & Asian Festival is free.
The fees to compete are:

  • Community: $1500
  • Community/Non Profit: $1250
  • Club: $1000 Limited Availability

All registrations include a team tent. Community team registrations include two practice sessions. Additional practice sessions may be purchased.
Team Captains, use the button below to register. If you are a team member, your captain will invite you to join the roster through Bonzi. 

Race Details:
Rules & Regulations
Race Distance: 500m
Inflatable PFDs Allowed
Breast Cancer Survivor Ceremony

Details about Asian Festival programming will be announced in the spring. Vendor and volunteer registration will open in February. 



Season Sponsor:

Arts Partner:
Greater Hartford Arts Council



  The Hartford Hartford Steam Boiler/Munich RE


Pratt & Whitney

UTC Aerospace Systems




Our sponsors' generous support enables us to offer this festival free of charge to the public. If you are interested in sponsoring this exciting event, contact Deborah Baker, Director of Development, via email or call 860.713.3131 ext. 326.

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