Dutchess Dragon Race & FestivalThis day is about so much more than the dragon boat races. While the races are going on, the shoreline is going to be humming with energy and excitement at the Riverside Festival. There will be a wide range of entertainment during the day at the Festival. Food trucks, local community vendors, and artists will enliven the festival area.

Admission to the Riverside Festival is free and open to the general public.

Families, friends, co-workers, group and club members become “dragon boat paddlers” and compete as teams against each other. They climb aboard 40 foot long wooden boats, and paddle as fast as they can down a 200 meters course. Teams are comprised of 16 paddlers, a drummer and two or three “alternates.” So assemble a team and join the fun! Individuals can register on their own and they will be placed on a team that needs paddlers.

Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County is honored and excited to host the Dragon Boat Race & Festival.

It promises to be an extraordinary day of exhilarating dragon boat races, good food, music, games, and fun alongside our beautiful Hudson River. If you’ve been a part of past Dragon Boat races, we hope to see you back again. If this is your first time, WELCOME!