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CANCELED Paducah Dragon Boat Festival

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CANCELED

The Dragon Boat Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 12 has been canceled. We look forward to it's return in 2021.

The dragons are coming back to Paducah's riverfront for the Dragon Boat Festival! Gather your team or watch as the River Discovery Center hosts dragon boat races on the Ohio River. Gather at the Paducah Riverfront to enjoy this visually spectacular event in which teams race in heats in dragon boats. Colorful dragon boats with 16 paddlers and a creatively dressed drummer race 3 races each.

Dragon Boat Racing is an ancient Chinese sport dating back over 2500 years and is the fasting growing team sport in North America. The races begin at 10am and last until around 2 or 3pm. A variety of food vendors are available as well as a beer garden with 6 choices of both domestic and craft beer. A children’s play area is available.

Proceeds benefit the educational programs of the River Discovery Center.


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We encourage travelers to call ahead and visit websites to confirm plans. Reference our COVID-19 resource page for the latest reopening updates and local information!