Who We Are
The Montgomery Dragon Boat Race and Festival is part of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to coordinate events as fundraisers. The proceeds of the Festival go directly to building and maintaining the programs and services of one or more local non-profits.
In our efforts to raise funding for our beneficiaries, we also aimed to provide a unique and exciting way to engage the community. In its nine years, the Montgomery Dragon Boat Festival grew to become the largest outdoor event in the City due to the involvement of a large and diverse group of participants; individuals from fitness clubs, church groups, City departments, banks, local businesses, Maxwell AFB, and other areas. In 2017, Dragons shared the water with Stand-Up-Paddle Boarders for the first Gun Island Chute SUP Cup, which we then made a stand-alone event the following year.
We created a full day of racing for the teams, but also a full day of entertainment for both the paddlers and the public by filling Riverfront Park with vendors and exhibitors, with a focus on local shops and businesses.
We hope to one day bring activity to our beautiful Riverfront once again, but in the meantime, be safe out there, and paddles up!
Montgomery River Front Park and Amphitheater
355 Commerce Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104