Visiting teams! CDBA has contracted with the Oakland Marriott in the heart of the Downtown Oakland, close to the race site and Oakland’s new entertainment and restaurant scene. More Info.

The California Dragon Boat Association presents the 22nd Annual Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Merritt, Oakland! Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as they race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017.

This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural performances, delicious food, a variety of clothes and crafts vendors, and kid-friendly activities in Dragon Land where games and arts & crafts await.

Last Updated: 
6/21/2017