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Louisiana Dragon Boat Races™ 2018

Event Category:
Festivals
Start Date:
May 05, 2018
End Date:
May 05, 2018
Location:
Alexandria Riverfront Ampitheatre
Get ready for the 8th Annual Louisiana Dragon Boat Races™ on May 5, 2018!

The Alexandria Museum Art is proud to bring the Louisiana Dragon Boat Races™ back to Rapides Parish. This exciting family event makes for a great day of good, spirited racing, and a great time on 
and off the water! 

Want to be on the water? Team up!
Dragon Boat teams consist of 20 paddlers (a minimum of eight (8) must be female) and one drummer. The helmsman will be provided. There will be a practice session for each team during the week preceding the event. To register as a competing team, choose the "Boat Team" Ticket, and complete the registration and payment forms at checkout. 

Visit www.louisianadragonboatraces.com for registration details. 

Have a team, but that would rather stay dry?
If you are a company or organization who wants to participate in the fun, but not on the water, you can register as a Tailgating Team, and secure a private spot in the team tent area for your associates to be close to the action, then register as a "Tailgating-at-a-Tent-Site Team" by selecting the "Tailgaiting Ticket" option, and complete the registration and payment forms at checkout.

Due to overwhelming response in the past and limited space on the river, the Museum will accept boat teams on a first come, first serve basis. To secure your spot, complete the forms below. 

About Louisiana Dragon Boat Races™

Alexandria Museum of Art is dedicated to the belief that our audience's needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire staff is committed to meeting those needs.

In an effort to become self sufficient and sustainable, the Alexandria Museum of Art endeavors to establish programming that is collaborative in nature, beneficial to the community, and advances our mission to preserve, exhibit, and promote visual art throughout Central Louisiana in a way that contributes to the quality of life. 

In the past 10 years, dragon boating has grown from relative obscurity to 80,000 participants who take part in over 100 festivals in municipalities across the country. Dragon boating is visually spectacular, easy to learn, and most importantly, extremely safe. Anyone can do it, regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability. Furthermore, it is a sport where men and women compete together in an unbiased and fun environment. For these reasons, it has become an extremely popular team building activity for community organizations and corporations.

On Race Day, “Second Saturday Market at the Museum” expands to festival proportions from the Alexandria Museum of Art to the Amphitheater! Don't be left out of this terrific opportunity to participate in this community event.

History of Dragon Boating
In the past 10 years, dragon boating has grown from relative obscurity to 80,000 participants who take part in over 100 festivals in municipalities across the country. Dragon boating is visually spectacular, easy to learn, and most importantly, extremely safe. Anyone can do it, regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability. Furthermore, it is a sport where men and women compete together in an unbiased and fun environment. For these reasons, it has become an extremely popular team building activity for community organizations and corporations.

About US

Art is more than entertainment. Art is the most precious brain trust we have among the many treasures within our families, our cultures, our nation, and our world. Art outlives each of us, and is the purest history of the human spirit - not only what we are, but what we dream of becoming.    read more...

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