Dragon Boat Festival

  • Date & Time: August 27th from 8:30 am until 4 pm
    • Race: 8:30 am - 4 pm
    • Kids activities
    • Cultural performances From 11:00 am until 1:30 pm
    • Chinese Activities for Kids from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm.
  • Locations: 10856 Oquirrh Lake Rd, South Jordan, UT
    On the Lake - Cross Streets: Isla Daybreak Road & Oquirrh Lake Road by Spiderman Park
  • This race is intended for NOVICE RACERS and is a SHORT COURSE.
  • In addition to the race, there will be onsite food for purchase, entertainment,  games, and cultural performances.
Dragon Boat Race logoJoin us for LiveDAYBREAK’s 2nd annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, August 27th, 2022, from 9 am - 3 pm at Oquirrh Lake! This event will include dragon boat racing with official 40’ dragon boats and a Chinese Festival including traditional food and cultural performances.

A portion of the race team fees will go to The Refugee & Immigrant Center - Asian Association of Utah charity (see below for additional details) and is open for families, neighbors, corporations, sports teams, etc. from the community who want to put together a team to race (16-20, people per team plus a drummer) – a great team-building activity!

Whether you want to join the race, check out the festival, or take a seat on the shore to cheer on your favorite team, don’t miss this rip-roaring premier event right here in Daybreak!

History of the Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday, has evolved into a now internationally celebrated event in many different countries. The origin of the Dragon Boat Festival is said to be from the Warring States period when the patriotic poet, Qu Yuan (343-278 BC), drowned himself in the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month after seeing his country invaded and conquered by the State of Quin.

Dragon Boat Racing represents the local people who raced their boats to search for Qu Yuan’s body and dropped lumps of rice into the river so the fish would not feast on his body. In order to commemorate Qu Yuan, this practice continues today each year on the day of his death. It is now said that the winning team of the races will have good luck and happy life in the following year.

Beyond the Race


  • Chinese Activities for Kids - 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Origami, Paper Cutting, Chinese Yo-Yo, Chopstick Games, Coloring, Rice Dumpling Craft, and Kicking Toys.

We are currently looking for interested performers. For those interested in performing at the event, please contact us at information@livedaybreak.com

Food Trucks

Fatty Tuna, Comfort Bowl, Marquesas, Thai Rex, Groovy Smoothie, Abiyaki, Hibachi Grill, Kona Ice, Yoshi's, Fiore, World Famous Yum Yum, & Clark's Malasadas. 

Dragon Boat Race Details (RACE IS FULL)

Each team will get one practice session with a professional the week of the event between 4-8 pm either Wednesday, August 24, Thursday, August 25th or Friday, August 26th. 

Anyone physically able - 16 years of age and up - can participate. Residents and Non-residents welcome. Must sign a waiver to participate.

What is Included
Dragon boats, paddles, and life preservers will be provided. Each team will get one practice session with a professional the week of the event between 4-9 pm either Thursday, August 25th or Friday, August 26th. Also provided will be a professional steersperson on each boat during the event to provide direction and ensure the safety of participants. Each team will race 3 times throughout the event. The first race will determine which bracket each team will be placed in for the remainder of the tournament.

Adult Teams
  1. Royal Raptors - Larry H. Miller Ford Lincoln Draper
  2. Row Row SoJo - South Jordan City
  3. Salt Lake City Shrimp Briners - Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office
  4. Asian Association of Utah - Andy Tran’s Team
  5. Zander Green Machine-Zander Real Estate Team
  6. Yachta Yachta yachta - Community Team
  7. North Shore Arms of Fury – Neighborhood Group
  8. Boom Shaka Laka- Friends and family
  9. Rooted Academy - Rooted Academy (Daycare, Preschool, Kindergarten)
  10. T-Mobile Tigres- Modern Family
  11. Snap Cares - Snap Finance
  12. AWESOME - Office of Substance Use and Mental Health
  13. Jube Jube’s Revenge - Community Team
  14. Daybreak Divas Divas - Community Team
  15. Executech - Executech
  16. OCA UTAH - OCA Asian Pacific Islander Advocates Utah
  17. Patriot Crew
  18. The Row Bots - Community Team
Student Teams
  1. Thunder- Westlake High School
  2. Skyridge High Chinese 3/4- Skyridge High School
  3. Skyridge High Chinese 5/AP/Bridge- Skyridge High School
  4. Herriman High School Mustangs
  5. The Riot- Providence Hall High School 
  6. Orem 1 - Orem High School
  7. Orem 2 - Orem High School
  8. Orem 3 -TBD- Orem High School 
  9. Lone Peak- Lone Peak High School  

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