The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival needs about 300 volunteers every year for the two-day event. Dedication from volunteers like you is the reason the festival succeeds and thrives year after year. Thank you for your interest in volunteering!
CDBF is adding a special volunteers dragon boat paddling opportunity this year! If you sign up as a volunteer and are interested in getting some hands-on paddling experience, check the “Yes! I’m interested!” box at the end of the volunteer application. Seating is limited so sign up today!
Read more about our volunteer program and sign up!
If you’re passionate about dragon boat racing, there’s a new club in town you can join. The Mile-Hi Dragonboat Racing Club is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit group that is separate from the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, whose purpose is to help grow the sport of dragon boat racing in the area by providing access to coaching, training and equipment.
This year’s Dragon Boat races are sure to be even more exciting than ever: We’ve invested in a fleet of six used Hong Kong-style boats and shipped them from Vancouver to Denver to help us expand our races, so we can have more teams facing off against each other in each heat.
These boats are built by Gemini, a Polish-based company that has been manufacturing Dragon Boats since 2001. Their website proudly states: “From the very beginning fundamental aim of our company was to satisfy our clients, which were sending orders from all over the world.”
We also still have our two Taiwan-style flag boats for the popular Flag Catcher division races. So we’re set for a great, improved weekend of racing at the 13th annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival!
The Flag Catcher division is now full but you can still sign up here for the Hong Kong style division and race in our fresh fleet!