This is the Charlevoix Circle of Arts' biggest fundraising event!
Our Annual Charlevoix Dragon Boat Festival on August 3, 2019.
Dragon Boat Races are a rapidly growing sport combining rich Chinese traditions, competition, team building and LOTS OF FUN!
A typical dragon boat is 46’ long and features:
During the course of the race, the job of the drummer is to keep an effective beat in order to synchronize the paddlers.
Our Dragon Boat Race is approximately 250 meters long and lasts just a few minutes. Each team is guaranteed to race at least two times.
The boats are truly works of art.! They are colorful crafts with dragon scales including a dragon head and tail.
DRAGON BOAT RACING
Parking is limited at Ferry Beach, you can also park the K-Mart lot and the HOTEL EARL will shuttle you to and from the beach between 7:30am & 2pm. Suggested Donation is $1.
PLAN FOR A DAY AT THE BEACH: Ferry Beach, Charlevoix
Bring a beach blanket, chairs, swimwear, sunblock, hat, even a cooler of snacks & beverages.
AVAILABLE AT FERRY BEACH:
Long Day Coffee - hot & ice coffees, 7-11am
Hotdoggers - hot dog cart, 8am-2pm
Landings - pre-boxed lunches, 11-Noon
And pizza, pretzels, drinks, and more for sale by CCA! 8am-1pm
Shop at the Merchandise Tent! T-shirts, Hats, Tote Bags...
Long Day Coffee - Hot & Cold coffee drinks, 7-11am
Hot Doggers - Detroit & Flint Style hot dogs, 8am-2pm
The Landing - Box Lunches, 11-Noon
CCA - pizza, pretzels, slushies, snacks, beverages & more! 8am-1pm
Cherry Republic's 'Green Dragon' Snack Mix.
MERCHANDISE & VENDORS
Opening Ceremony & Parade.
* Parade to Dragon Boats.
* Awakening the Dragon: in which the dragon’s eyes are dotted just prior to the race to symbolize the dragon coming to life.
By Honorary Chairs.
* Throwing of the Rice Balls.
* Dragon Boat Festival Oath.
7:00 - 7:45 am Team Registration
8:00 - 8:30 am Opening Ceremony and Parade:
* Welcome and Introduction of Teams:
Master of Ceremony Mark Heydlauff
* Parade to Dragon Boats
* Awakening the Dragon:
Honorary Chairs Jim and Patti Anderson