NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 12th annual Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival takes place 10 a.m. with opening ceremonies and races 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 on the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville.
Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steerer race in 46-foot long traditional Chinese Dragon Boats. New this year is the rule that only 40 teams can compete for the 2018 Grand Champion title; so, reserve a spot today. The awards ceremony is 3:30 p.m.
Dragon Boat racing is one of the fastest growing sports in world, with more than 50 million people in 67 countries participating.
The Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival celebrates the importance of the Cumberland River to the city of Nashville and is a fundraiser benefiting the Cumberland River Compact. Support helps bring environmental education programs to kids across the Basin and inspire the future stewards of water.
For more information, visit www.cumberlandrivercompact.org/events/dragonboat.
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