Battle of Paddles set for Aug. 13 at Grace Harbor in River Dunes

The local Oriental Dragon Masters club team won the Community Division in 2021

Grace Harbor is a beautiful, protected, and safe venue for the 12th year of the 300-meter Dragon Boat Race & Festival. Events begin at 9am with The Running of the Oriental Dragon, a parade of teams, welcoming remarks and the Dotting of the Eye Ceremony! Races start at 10am. There will be tents with seating, great food throughout the day, Children’s activities, lively music, and awards ceremony at 4pm.

Considered the “ultimate” team sport, people who have never considered themselves as athletes love the thrill, and teamwork.

Winning a medal is always a plus too! Organizers hope to have 20 teams, which equals more than 400 paddlers. Spectators are welcome. For complete information, go to or call Flora Moorman at 252-675-9424