March 23, 2023 – The 18th Annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival and other planned dragon boating events have been postponed. For more information, view the AZDBF Press Release or visit the AZDBF event website.
Who would have thought that dragon boat racing, with its roots in southern China as an ancient folk ritual for the past 2,000 years, would find its way to a modern, man-made lake in the middle of the Arizona desert? Since emerging in modern times as an international sports event in Hong Kong in 1976, dragon boat racing has spread throughout the world.
2023 marks the Arizona Dragon Boat Association‘s 18th annual dragon boat festival. Join the Arizona Dragon Boat Association on March 25 & 26 for two days of exciting dragon boat competition with teams from all over the United States and beyond.
Check the event website for additional details.
For more information on events in Tempe, visit our Tempe Events Page.