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"San Diego Dragon Boat Festival Day"

Mayor Kevin L Faulconer, for and on behalf of the citizens of San Diego, proclaims May 6, 2017, to be "SAN DIEGO DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL DAY" in the City of San Diego.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors commends San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans for outstanding service, leadership, and commitment to area residents, and declares May 6, 2017 to be "SAN DIEGO DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL DAY" throughout San Diego County.

San Diego Dragon Boat Festival 2017 Teams

Carlsbad Tech SnapDragons
Corazon de Dragon
Makin' Waves
Musing Dragons
Pflying Pfish
Team Rx Liberty
Team Taiwan

Four Seas
PanPac Warriors

Dragon Ass

Team Tritons

Festival 2017 Schedule

7:00 am Alliance Registration opens
8:00 am Captains' meeting
8:30 am Southern Sea Lion Dance opens Festival
8:30 am Procession of Festival Teams
9:00 am Opening Ceremony
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Guest of Honor: County Supervisor Ron Roberts
- Alliance Awards for Community Service: 2017 Recipients:
      - Pan Pacific Law Enforcement Association
      - SDAYO (San Diego Asian Youth Organization)
9:25 am Blessing of Boats
              Dotting of Dragons Eyes
9:45 am Marshaling of teams for first races
10:00 am Races begin

Festival 2017 Schedule of Performing Artists

8:30 am Southern Sea Lion Dance
11:00 am Korean Traditional Drum & Dance
12:00 pm San Diego Taiko
1:00 pm Naruwan Taiko
2:00 pm Moonlight Chinese Dancers
3:00 pm Pakaraguian Kulintang
plus Lao Heritage Foundation Dancers

San Diego Dragon Boat Festival 2017

Race with the Dragons! Gather family, friends or colleagues to form a team to race in San Diego Dragon Boat Alliance's community-based SAN DIEGO DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL, Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9am-5pm, Tecolote Shores North, Mission Bay Park, SD 92109. For a day on the water or by the water, with Asian Pacific Islander performing artists, SD Potters' Guild potters, and Asian street foods: come celebrate with us, and race with the dragons!

Registration deadline 4/28/2017.

Please visit for Festival 2017 poster and registration forms. Thanks!

Special Thanks

Festival 2017 Guest of Honor

County of San Diego Supervisor Ron Roberts

Running the Dragon Boat Races

UC San Diego Dragon Boat

Alliance Race Advisers

Mike Baker, Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival chief executive director
Gary Furukawa, US Dragon Boat Federation/ International Dragon Boat Federation race technical official

Practice with San Diego Dragon Boat Alliance

Ready to race with the dragons? Schedule practices now with San Diego Dragon Boat Alliance. Email for details.