• Saturday, September 21st

Both spectators and mariners will have a ball at this colorful celebration that celebrates life on the water in Carolina Beach. The Dragon Boat Regatta & Festival is a fun-filled weakened event that includes plenty of food and entertainment, and a competitive but family-friendly race in the cool waters of the Cape Fear region.

The Dragon Boat Regatta & Festival kicks off on Friday evening with a party for all participants complete with plenty of refreshments and live music. On Saturday, it’s race time, and while the boats compete, spectators can watch and cheer on the procession from the shore, or enjoy a host of activities and attractions at the home base for the event, the Carolina Beach Marina. Local vendors will have a stunning supply of artworks and crafts, shirts, jewelry, food and drinks, and much more, and the marina will be a popular spot to watch the action as well. Open to anyone who wants to join in the fun, this regatta that is designed for colorful and decorated vessels always brings in a crowd. A popular event year after year, the Dragon Boat Regatta & Festival celebrates sports, health and wellness in the heart of coastal Carolina Beach.