2022 EVENT SCHEDULE

6:30 AM - 9:30 AM: TEAM ARRIVAL AND TENT SETUP 
9:30 AM: ALL SPECTATORS WELCOME!
9:45 AM: WELCOME FROM CUMBERLAND RIVER COMPACT

10:00 AM

Watch as the Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville presents a traditional Chinese Lion Dance and Dragon Dance to celebrate the special event and bring good luck to all attendees.

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10AM - 11 AM: DRUMMER PHOTOS MUST BE TAKEN FOR THE BEST DRESSED DRUMMER AWARD! 

11:00 AM

ROUND 1 RACE HEATS BEGIN

Grab a beer from our Bearded Iris Beer Garden and find your spot to watch the first race heat of the day! Each team races once in round 1, and once in round 2. The times are averaged and the top 12  teams will race in the final round.

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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

GET YOUR PHOTO TAKEN WITH
CORAL KOI

Did you know that water from the Cumberland River eventually reaches the ocean? Mermaids need clean water too and the Cumberland River Compact helps protect it for all aquatic creatures! Thanks to our sponsor, Nashville Paddle Company for supporting the Mermaid Lagoon!

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12:30 PM

DRUMMER PARADE FOR BEST DRESSED DRUMMER AWARD

Team spirit is the bread and butter of the Dragon Boat Festival! Vote for the Best Dressed Drummer following the Drummer Parade where teams showcase their costumes and team song!  

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1:00 PM

ROUND 2 RACE HEATS BEGIN

Stick around to see who the winner of the 14th Annual Dragon Boat Races will be as well as the Silver and Bronze winners! The winning team will receive free entry into next year's race!

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2:45 PM

ANCHOR AWARD AND STEERER AUCTION

Also known as "the Best of the Worst" award, the Anchor Award goes out to the team with the slowest time! At this time the 12 teams going to the final heat will bid on the steerer of their choice!

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3:45 PM

AWARDS CEREMONY

Stick around to see who the winner of the 14th Annual Dragon Boat Races will be as well as the Silver and Bronze winners! The winning team will receive free entry into next year's race!

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