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.
NE Pensacola Sertoma was founded in 1988 for the purpose of contributing to the Greater Pensacola Community in as many ways as we can by raising money and supporting community organizations and charities.
The Pensacola Dragonboat Race Festival for 2018 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to support Gulf Coast Kid’s House, a children’s advocacy center serving Pensacola and Escambia County. As a children’s advocacy center, they combine professionals and other resources needed for the intervention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases –all under one child-friendly facility.
Proceeds also go to support Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida. This organization partners with businesses and individuals who volunteer their time and expertise in our local schools. Using a nationally developed curriculum and hands on experience, they help young people understand the economics of life.
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.