Visit here for the complete festival schedule and map. Learn when and where the important races and entertainment are taking place.
View race schedules as well as results for each race.
Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas on-site during the festival and for events prior to the festival. No paddling or water experience is necessary. It takes many dedicated volunteers to make the festival a success.
The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival welcomes sponsorships from the community. Visit here to view our sponsorship package.
Rip Up the River
The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Association (EDBFA) was formed in 1996 and hosts an annual festival each year during the third weekend in August – rain or shine.
The EDBFA also runs an annual season practice grid where teams train for the Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival as well as for other festivals occurring across Canada. From the social recreational paddler to competitive teams looking for a berth at the national level, to represent Canada in international competitions – there is a team for everyone in our association.
Practices are scheduled and held at Rafters’ Landing located at (98 Avenue & 97 Street) on the south side of the river by the Edmonton Queen Riverboat’s docks. This practice and meeting site is clearly recognized by a colorful dragon mural painted on our trailer and shares the site with the Edmonton Queen Riverboat office.
Thank you to our sponsors
Realty Executives, Edmonton Arts Council, Edmonton Sun, 92.5 Fresh FM, Flaman Fitness, Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Smirnoff Ice and Captain Morgan, Big Rock Brewery, Sparklean DKI, Boxx Modular, Grafik Portables Inc., Calmont Group, Pembina Pipeline Corporation, Kehoe Marine Parts Ltd., Breast Friends Dragon Boat Racing Team, Inflatable Fun, Nature's Way, River Valley Adventure Co., Planet Organic, MopBoy, Handi-Can, KDL Audio, Production Lighting and Patcher Energy Management
Warren Becker, Dianne Jackson, Linda Hasanovich, Lisa Zervakis, Kalyn Curle, Sarah Habkirk, Bob Habkirk, Holt Renfrew the Tetra Tech Incredible Hulls and Flaming Dragons