The Olympia Dragon Boat Festival, formerly the St. Martin’s Dragon Boat Festival, marks the beginning of dragon boat racing season in the Pacific Northwest. It is a favorite race for many of the regional teams.
The race is a celebration of community. No other local race has as many entries of novice teams from local businesses and organizations, and the excited air of friendly competition is permeable. At the same time, world-class dragon boat athletes dust off the cobwebs of winter and come to start their season with short 250-meter sprints. The exciting racing is set in an atmosphere of music, culture, and tradition, and visitors will enjoy the pageantry, vendors, and food.