Sunday, Mar 9, 2014
2012 Paducah Dragon Boat Festival
Date(s) & Time(s)::
September 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM
Location: Downtown Paducah, KY
The River Discovery Center is hosting the dragon boat races with 26 teams sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Dragon Boat Racing started in China over 2,500 years ago and has grown in popularity in the last 20 years because it is fun to watch and easy to learn. Anyone, regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability, can compete.Return to event list.
The dragon boats arrived Tuesday morning (go by and check them out!) and each team must supply 20 high-spirited paddlers and one costumed drummer. The races will begin at 9 am and run into the afternoon. The races are conducted in heats and each team will race against the current over a 250 meter course. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams and each paddler on the top teams will receive a medal. Additional awards will be presented for Best Dressed Drummer, Most Team Spirit, and Best Team Area.
Monies raised will go towards the educational programs of The River Discovery Center.
You can visit the River Discovery Center at 117 South Water Street in downtown Paducah, or go to the website at www.riverdiscoverycenter.org.
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