Penticton Dragon Boat Festival
September 9-10, 2017 – The Penticton Dragon Boat Festival began in 2000. Originally held on Okanagan Lake, the festival has now found its home at the beautiful Skaha Lake Park, which offers the perfect race site for racers and spectators alike. Teams love the fleet of Millennium boats and the warm fresh water sandy beach for loading and unloading. With plenty of room for the team village, lots of sun and shade, plus a wide array of food and merchandise vendors and a happening beer garden, we think you will find the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival ranks as one of the best.
Okanagan Super Sprints
June 23-24, 2017 – The Okanagan Super Sprints are fast, fun 250 m sprints on Skaha Lake in Penticton. Held the weekend before Canada Day long weekend, this event offers head-to-head racing over a shorter distance, allowing teams to practice all their race-specific tactics.
For the second year, Okanagan Super Sprints is including an optional second day of racing for teams with paddlers 55 years and older.
Video Premiere/AED Fundraiser
February 22, 2017 – Come join us at The Penticton Lakeside Resort’s Barking Parrot to be the first to see the new promotional video that was filmed at the 2016 Penticton Dragon Boat Festival.
Proceeds go to the purchase of an AED for the Skaha Lake Boathouse.
Here is a brief look at our great event. Thank you to KSPS Public Television for producing.
Don Mulhall has provided the race management for the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival for all of its 14 years. Formerly with GO Rowing & Paddling Association, Don has also provided race management for some of BC’s bigger dragon boat and outrigger events – Nanaimo, Kelowna, BC Senior’s Games (various locations) and Vernon. Using Millennium dragon boats, our fleet is consistently trouble-free, and ‘consistently consistent’ (identical hulls in all races – not a combination of different boats and manufacturers).