Based on current advice the Society has regretfully cancelled the 2021 Save On Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival as we are unable to ensure the safety of paddlers, vendors, sponsors and spectators both within provincial health and municipal guidelines.
We look forward to a successful Festival - Dragons Of The World - July 8-10, 2022.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Read the full letter here!
Best wishes to all and thank you for your understanding and your support.
Chair -¬†Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society
¬†As part of the Save on Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival, Maffeo Sutton Park will be filled with amazing food trucks, drink and shopping opportunities - all weekend! The Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society is always looking to enhance the variety and excitement of the multicultural stage performances and novelty business vendors, and the selection of gourmet and culinary delights; all to satisfy the hungry dragon boat paddlers and festival spectators.¬†
2020 vendors will be added as the information becomes available
Interested in being a vendor during the Festival? Simply¬†download the PDF¬†and follow the instructions. Applications must include all required documentation, licenses and fees as instructed and will be reviewed by the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society.
2020 Merchandise Vendor Application¬†¬†Download FILLABLE PDF contract here
Food Truck operators should read the¬†Guideline -Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets¬†to ensure you qualify for the required Vancouver Island Health Authority¬†approval.¬†To get the best spot, register early!¬†Early registration ends April 30th.¬†Final application deadline: May 31.
Our festival audience is generally interested in merchandise that centers on sports equipment and accessories, physical fitness, massage, health and well‚Äďbeing, and dragon-themed novelties.¬†While most vendors return year after year (really, it is too much fun), new vendors come on board each year.
Longwood Brewery Beer Garden - Noon - 7:00 pm¬† - Saturday and Sunday¬†
Longwood Brewery and Nanaimo North Rotary present a fun area to sit and enjoy a Longwood Brewery beer, assorted wines, Merridale cider and other non-alcoholic beverages. No one under 19 years of age is permitted in the beer garden. Note: the beer garden will be closed to the general public Friday and Saturday evening for invite-only paddler's parties.
#26 106.9 The Wolf - on site radio More here!
#26 102.3 The¬†Wave - on site radio More here!
#25 Nanaimo Hospice Society¬†- Lights of Courage sales¬†More here!¬†
#25 Canadian Cancer Society-Nanaimo¬†¬†- Information and resources¬†¬†More here!
#24 Ocean River Sport¬†- Paddle gear & paddle wrapping station¬†¬†More here!
#23 Scimitar Sportsware¬†-¬†Official¬†NDBF merchandise and sportswear¬†More here!
#22 Tourism Nanaimo¬†- Information and resources¬†¬†More here!
#21 Canadian Pride Jewelry¬†- A range of "paddle" silver¬†jewelry¬†More here!
#20 BC Responsible Gambling¬†- Free resources for informed choices¬†¬†More here!
#19 Crimson Coast¬† - Dance Museum More here!
¬† ¬†B¬† VoxxLife - A wide range of athletic socks More here!
¬† ¬†C¬† Casino Nanaimo - More fun in the beer garden¬† More here!
#9 Glitter Girlz¬† -¬†Hair and body bling¬†¬†More here!
#10 The Silver Mine at Chemainus ‚Äď A stunning collection of silver jewelry¬†More here!
#12 Wild Abandon¬†- Jewelry that utilizes a palette of¬†colours/textures/materials¬†¬†More here!¬†
#13 Scots Wots - Wooden utensils to live edge¬†Charcuterie boards
#14 Keen -¬†Newport, Newport H2, Whisper, Rose, Lorelai¬†sandals and shoes More here
#14A Leaf Filter - The permanent solution to clogged drains¬†¬†More here!
#15 Very Mary Designs¬†- Local, hand-made, one of a kind hats¬†¬†More here!
#16 Funtastic Activewear¬†- Dragon themed women's skorts, shorts, capris¬†¬†More Here!
¬† ¬†F¬† Sunday - Carnation sales then Save on Foods free watermelon
¬† ¬†E¬† Tamali's Clothing - East Indian inspired clothing and¬†accessories More here
Beside E Splitsville - Try your hand at outdoor bowling More here
#17 Rack Fashions¬†- Leggings, tunics and more in a range of sizes¬†More here!
#18 Whirling Girl¬†-¬†Sport¬†jewelry¬†for athletes: rowing, paddling, running...¬†More here!
#1a Cool Towels - A¬†cool, refreshing¬†towel¬†to¬†chill¬†you out instantly
8:00 am - 11:00 am Sat and Sun¬†
#11 Parksville-Qualicum Shrine Club #35¬†- Full pancake breakfast¬†¬†
Culinary delights - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Saturday and Sunday¬†
#1 Grill it - Egg buns, yogurt/fruit cup, burgers, fresh cut fries, perogies...
#2 Greek Delights - Souvlaki, donar, greek salad, hummus or tzatziki and pita...
#3 Mini Donut Factory¬†- Mini donuts, Jumbo dogs, home cut fries...
#7 The Pickled Carrot - Pulled Pork tacos, Texas slaw, Lousiana Creole...¬†More here!
#8 Lemon Heaven - Freshly squeezed lemonade and cotton candy¬†¬†More here!
#4 Dragon Bowl - Brown rice, veggies, seeds with/without grilled tofu or chicken ¬†More here!
#5 Tay Rex - Authentic¬†Mexican fare: tacos, burritos and nachos ...¬†More here!
#6 Panago Pizza - Hot, delicious slices of pizza at the ready! More here!
#6B - afternoon - Panago moves to the beer garden
#27 Mc Cafe - handing out free coffee Sunday