Join us at Olympia's Port Plaza (behind Anthony's Homeport Restaurant):

701 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501.

An annual celebration of diversity and culture, the Dragon Boat Festival features community vendors, local performers, the famous dragon boat race and is absolutely free to attend! This event draws over 5,000 spectators from the surrounding South Puget Sound region and beyond. Saint Martin's University is proud to host this fundraising event to support Saint Martin's international programs and education for our students.

Beyond the spirited dragon boat races, this festival has always been a celebrated time for the entire community. To get the inside scoop check out our Saint Martin's University "Insights" feature article.

If you would like to volunteer, use  SignUpGenius » to register.

Potential vendors, please contact our office at (360)-438-4366 or email dragonboat@stmartin.edu.

Stay & Play Deals!

Dragon Boat Festival team members and families traveling to the area from out of town – enjoy special Dragon Boat Festival hotel deals. For more information email info@experienceolympia.com

For more ideas on what to do in the South Puget Sound, visit the Olympia Visitor and Convention Bureau website for inspiration.

Dragon Boat 2017 race results

Schedule of events

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Location: Port Plaza, Olympia

9:00 a.m.Welcome!
9:10 a.m.Dotting of the eye ceremony
9:15 a.m.Blessing of the boats
9:30 a.m.Dragon boat races begin
10:00 a.m.Performance begins
4:00 p.m.Final heats
4:30 p.m.Awards ceremony and closing remarks

 

Join the fun and volunteer!

Interested in volunteering? We need volunteers to assist with setup, takedown, and marshalling during the event. Volunteers receive a free commemorative t-shirt!

To volunteer, please click on the following link - SignUpGenius »

Sponsors of the 2018 Dragon Boat Festival

A special thank you to our sponsors for supporting the Saint Martin’s University Dragon Boat Festival! Funds generated from the Dragon Boat Festival help enrich international programs, build scholarships for study abroad and other academic exchanges, and advance international faculty development.

Our sponsors include the Associated Students of Saint Martin's University as well as the following sponsors:

Port of Olympia

Port of Olympia

City of Olympia logo

City of Olympia

City of Tumwater

City of Tumwater

City of Lacey

Thurston County

Thurston County

Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

Squaxin Island Tribe

Capital Mall

Capital Mall

Olympia Federal Savings

Olympia Federal Savings