Paradragons is an exciting new division in dragon boat, and it is inspirational to see this division race. Para athletes with a physical or mental impairment, train with and compete alongside able-bodied crews at race events around the country and internationally.


The goal of this division is to create opportunities for anyone to compete in dragon boating regardless of their age, gender or impairment. Creating an environment that encourages competition and full participation. The division is open to anyone with any impairment, open to any age, open to any gender.


All races are “Open” with no age or gender restrictions. A 'scoring' system is used to ensure fairness between teams. Composite teams are allowed.




Concerts and additional programming are funded through the generous support of artistic grants and sponsors.


The festival provides hydration stations, which allow people to re-fill personal water bottles.