LATEST NEWS – 2021 Event Set for June 11 & 12

Our 2021 festival is set to kick off on June 11, with the races happening on June 12! Make plans to form your team or bring your family out to enjoy this unique, two-day event at Lake Willastein!
CDC guidelines will be in place, to ensure everyone’s safety. And, we’ll have plenty of hand sanitizer and masks available for our teams and guests to be as comfortable as possible. We’re even redesigning Athlete’s Village for adequate social distancing!
Don’t miss this chance to enjoy some great weather, awesome food from select food trucks, all while raising money for a great cause: Pulaski County’s abused and neglected children! This is CPC’s signature fundraiser and we have several ways for you to support our work:
  1. Make a pledge to your favorite team here: (link to teams page)
  2. Make a donation directly to CPC here: (link to come soon)
  3. Become a sponsor: (link to sponsor page)
  4. Volunteer: (link to volunteer page)


Our 2019 festival was one of the most successful events on the water, and plans our underway to make the 2020 River Cities Dragon Boat Festival even bigger! Rescheduled for July 17th and 18th, 2020 and benefiting Children’s Protection Center, this unique event is limited to the first 50 teams registered!

Race results here:

NOTE: The 2020 RCDBF was canceled.

Photo Galleries Here.


How To Form A Team

Here’s what you need:

  • 20 paddlers (friends, family, colleagues, etc.)
  • 1 drummer who is light and loud
  • 3-4 alternate paddlers is a good idea but not required

Each team will designate a captain to coordinate the team. This person can be either a paddler or the drummer.

Get Started >>

We need volunteers on RACE DAY!   VOLUNTEER