The festival is one of nine Walgreens Major League Dragon Boat Series events produced by GWN Dragon Boat and the first stop stop of circuit. Teams from all over Florida sign up for this regatta to compete in three distance racing along the Banana River. With Divisions for both competitive and recreational crews, it’s the perfect festival to kick-start the paddling season.
The festival is a wonderful time for the community. Spectators can come down to Manatee Sanctuary Park and watch those on the water and see what the sport is all about. The Walgreens Health and Wellness Village provides participants and spectators with products and services to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Families can bring their children for games and activities at the Kids Zone.