Race Day: May 6, 2017

Race and Practice Venue
Practices on May 4 and 5, as well as the Races on May 6 will be held at Dallas Landing Park, 5120 Allatoona Drive, in Acworth, GA 30101. The park charges a $5 fee for parking.

Schedule of Events
7:30 am: Teams arrive and set up tent areas
8:00 am: Team Captains Meeting, turn in rosters, waivers, receive wristbands for participants
8:30 am: Opening Ceremony, The Dotting of the Dragon’s Eye
9:00 am:  First Heat Begins
11:00 am: Second Heat Begins
12:00 Noon:  Lunch Break

Check out the local food vendors, watch the Parade of Drummers in their finery, and enjoy the creative Team Tent Decorations. Prizes will be awarded to the Best Dressed Drummer and to the team with the Best Decorated Tent.

1:00 pm: Second Heat Resumes
 2:00 pm:   Final Heat
4:00 pm:   Awards Ceremony

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners in each Division will be announced, as well as the Team with the Best Race Time of the Day

Safety and Equipment
The Dallas Landing Dragon Boat Festival races will be run by Dynamic Dragon Boat Racing Company. Each boat is fully equipped with a dragon head and tail, paddles and a drum. Life jackets (PFDs) will also be provided and must be worn in all races. Personal Coast Guard Approved PFDs are also permitted.

Captains and paddlers should be aware of forecasted weather conditions during Practices and on Race Day. Only the steersperson assigned to the team is responsible for making the decision to cancel a practice because of inclement weather. Canceled practices cannot be made up. On Race Day, in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as natural disasters or inclement weather, the Festival organizers may cancel or postpone the races. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances.

Race Day Vendors