If you love the water, the great outdoors,

and being part of a team,

  dragon boating may be the sport for you!



   Harborfest is a member of the American Dragon Boat Association (ADBA)

Think you have what it takes?


If you love the water, great outdoors, and being part of a team, dragon boating just may be the sport for you!


Dragon boating is not a new sport, but it may be new to you. 


Dragon boating is a team paddling sport, dating back to over 2500 years, and enjoys an important rich history as part of ancient agricultural Chinese society.  Today it enjoys popularity internationally, and is a growing sport right here in the United States.


Wanting to give it a try, but don’t have any idea how? The opportunity to dragon boat has been available right here in West Michigan for many years at a local venue! 


Kicking off the summer season each year, South Haven, MI hosts its annual Harbor Festival where for years dragon boating has been a featured event.  This year’s Harborfest' Dragonboat races, take place on June  16 and 17, 2012.  Teams are comprised of  10 people, with levels of competition from “just here for fun” to racing top teams all the way from Canada and Iowa. 


NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  Novices are welcomed and encouraged!  All equipment is provided.   

Practices are available before the event to get your feel for the sport.

Team space is limited to the first twenty teams, so sign your team up early!  Medals go to the top three teams in four divisions, So whether you’re a hard core athlete wanting to try a new challenge, or simply an outdoor enthusiast ready to try something different, dragon boating could be your next venture!

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