Our goal is to support the missions of our beneficiaries while expanding the sport of Dragonboating along the Gulf Coast.
Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival is a festival brought to you by your local Northeast Pensacola SERTOMA. SERTOMA is an organization of business and professional people knit together in bonds of personal friendship and united in the idea of service in their community. SERTOMA is a 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 not-for-profit international organization. Every year Sertoma clubs raise more than $20 million for local community service projects. Through these projects, as well as grants and scholarships, Sertoma clubs return those funds to their respective communities – and they have loads of fun doing it while building life-long friendship.
The Pensacola Dragonboat Race Festival is a 501(c)(3) that works to benefit Gulf Coast Kid’s House. Gulf Coast Kid’s House is a children’s advocacy center serving Pensacola and Escambia County. As a children’s advocacy center, they combine all of the professionals and resources needed for the intervention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases under one child-friendly facility. The goal of Gulf Coast Kid’s House is to form a more collaborative response to child abuse cases so that they can improve case outcomes and minimize trauma to the children and families they serve. The proceeds from this event go directly to building and maintaining the programs and services our organization provides to the community.
On September 8, 2018, over 40 teams supported by thousands of spectators will compete in Bayou Texar just off Bayview Park in Downtown Pensacola for the fourth annual Pensacola Dragonboat Race and Festival.
In five years the goal is to have the Festival grow to 70 teams and draw up to 10,000 spectators to the Park. They hope to make the Pensacola Dragonboat Races & Festival the largest outdoor event in the city of Pensacola.
Click here for more information on the race day schedule, safety information and an FAQ.