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Rally your coworkers, friends and family, and join us for Pensacola’s 2nd Annual spectacle on water – dragon boating! Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson race 300 meters up the river in 40-foot canoes rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. The sport brings social groups and businesses alike down to the water to bond and compete, building a stronger sense of “team” with every stroke. From vets to newbies, anyone can have a good time – we’ve made sure there’s plenty of time to kick back (or thrown down!) between races.

On September 12, 2015, 30 teams supported by thousands of spectators will compete in Bayou Texar just off Bayview Park in Downtown Pensacola for the second annual Pensacola Dragonboat Race and Festival. In three years the goal is to have the Festival grow to 70 teams and draw up to  10,000 spectators to the Park. We hope to make the Pensacola Dragonboat Races & Festival the largest outdoor event in the city of Pensacola.

The Festival will begin at 8 AM, with the races beginning at 9 AM.  Each race will be about 12 minutes apart with a break for lunch.  Closing ceremonies will begin at about 5 PM.  During the day, DJ Gus will play music keep everyone up to date on race stats.  Coastal Fire will provide live entertainment throughout the day. Also, a children’s festival and vendor fair will be going on throughout the entire day!

The Pensacola Dragonboat Race and Festival is a 501(c)(3) that works to benefit Gulf Coast Kids’ House.
GCKH-Logo.2015 (1)Gulf Coast Kid’s House is a children’s advocacy center serving Pensacola and Escambia County. As a children’s advocacy center, we combine all of the professionals and resources needed for the intervention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases under one child-friendly facility. Child victims and their families also receive mental health counseling at our center. The goal of Gulf Coast Kid’s House is to form a more collaborative response to child abuse cases so that we can improve case outcomes and minimize trauma to the children and families we serve.  The proceeds from our events go directly to building and maintaining the programs and services these organizations provide to the community.

Our goal is to support the missions of our beneficiaries while expanding the sport of Dragonboating both locally and along the Gulf Coast.

2014 Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival

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