Events

6th Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival (910-599-2879)
September 14, 2018


This is the 6th annual event in Sunny Carolina Beach right on the Atlantic Ocean, New Hanover County, North Carolina! Please join the Island Men on September 14th and 15th for two days of activities. We will be racing on a 300m race course along the shores of the Carolina Beach Yacht Basin, a protected area of water lined with beach homes, condos, and marinas. Community teams will be racing along with a few club teams from around the region.

This event brings together sports, health and wellness, and arts to celebrate our island community.  

On Friday, September 14th, the event kicks off with an exciting Opening Ceremony. Join us for a live concert, food, beer, and sodas available at the Dragon Boat Team Village, located in the public parking lot on Canal Drive, behind the SeaWitch Café and TIKI Bar.  The live band will start at 6pm!  

Saturday, September 15th is Race Day with races starting at 9am. Teams will be competing for trophies with awards for: The overall Champion, 1st place teams in each category, the most spirited team, and the team with the best costumes. 

You can join in as a participant by forming a Team of friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers, or customers, and raising the donation for entering a team. Each team will need 21 members – 20 paddlers and one drummer to keep the pace. Individuals can also enter and join an ad hoc team.

Saturday also includes a large festival of vendors around the Marina who will be displaying artwork, jewelry, sports related products, shirts, and food items for sale. 

Saturday just after the finals in the late afternoon (4pm) the winners will be announced and trophies will be awarded at the main stage. 

Come join the festivities as a Team, Vendor, or Spectator! Spectator sites will be announced prior to the event - this is a family fun event so we encourage participants to bring along your children and friends to enjoy the fun!