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Return of the Dragons

Dragon Boat Race


Sept. 9


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The Dragon Boats are Back!

Join us on September 9th for a day of fun.

The Dragon Boat Races are back and more exciting than ever! Whether you’re on a team, cheering for a paddler or just ready for a fantastic festival—the 12th Biennial Dragon Boat Races are a sure-fire fun day. Make your way to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to be part of the unique and thrilling competition. Races will kick off in the morning, with the nearly two dozen teams competing. Following the awards ceremony, even more fun awaits. At the harbor’s West Shore Park, a lively festival will feature food and drink vendors, live music, a children’s section, and other excitement.

One day, dozens of races and an exciting festival. Get the details here!

Since 1998, the Catholic Charities Dragon Boat Races have lit up the Inner Harbor for this battle of the boats. Some of the area’s most philanthropic businesses build teams and practice eight weeks for the big event. September 9 is showtime!

Positioned at the harbor’s West Shore Park, the festival will feature food and drink vendors, live music, a children’s section and booths from Catholic Charities with activities. Join the fun from 12pm-5pm. It’s a post-race party!

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Enjoy races, live music, food, and more fun throughout the Rash Field area of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. To navigate all the fun, download the map of attractions.

Time and location of races and festival are weather permitting

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Our diverse programs, fueled by dedicated staff and volunteers, reflect our vow to help the community live up to its full potential. We seek to meet people where they are in life and help them find a better way forward. Find these programs at this event.
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