The Saint John Dragon Boat Festival is an exciting fundraising event that combines the thrill of team dragon boat racing with a unique cultural festival. Local musicians and performers as well as traditional Chinese dancers will take turns entertaining the crowds throughout the day while spectators watch their favorite teams compete on the 200 meter race course and soak in some festival atmosphere.
The first Saint John Dragon Boat Festival was held on August 27, 2005 at the Renforth Wharf site off James Renforth Drive in Rothesay , NB. Thousands of spectators joined the 48 teams that day and started a tradition that has made the festival one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer. Today, over 1000 participants gather on the shores of the Kennebecasis River to continue the tradition of raising money for St. Joseph 's Hospital Foundation and have a blast doing it.
If you're looking for the ultimate team building event for your staff or just want to get together with a group of friends and help support your community then the Saint John Dragon Boat Festival is for you. Space is limited to the 56 teams so please contact the St. Joseph 's Hospital Foundation Office for more information or to register your team.