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It’s wet. It’s wild. It’s a weekend of free fun for the entire family. Save on Foods presents the annual Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival at Maffeo Sutton Park. Dragon boat racing is one of the most unique events that you will ever get to witness so take the time to come down to cheer on the racers, to join in the celebration, and to soak up some the sun then stay for the Market, the food trucks and the multicultural performances.

No on-site parking Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except for designated handicap parking) and traffic will be monitored all weekend. View parking details here. As well, starting Dec 2014, City of Nanaimo initiated a free weekend parking program. Click here for full details.

There will be 19 seeded heats with 8 boats of 4 lanes - over 6 hours of racing per day.
Low tide at 2.77 ft happens at 11:28 am on Saturday and 2.61ft at 12:02 pm Sunday. Races are fast and fearless. Enjoy!

Dragon boating ... it's a strenuous, repetitive, upper body exercise that increases flexibility, aerobic capacity and strength; it provides an opportunity to work with a large group at one time; it projects a visible, positive message to all people with breast cancer; it is a team sport that builds harmony and a feeling of togetherness; and it is an exhilarating experience that is esthetically pleasing and fun to do.


Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society: Box 575 STN A, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5I5

Festival Location: July 8-10, 2022,  Maffeo Sutton Park, 10 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC,

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