Dragon Boat Festival

We are looking for Teams!

  • Date & Time: August 28th at 9:30 am until 2:30 pm
  • Locations: 10856 Oquirrh Lake Rd, South Jordan, UT, 84009
    On the Lake - Cross streets Isla Daybreak Road & Oquirrh Lake Road by Spiderman Park
  • Registration Deadline - August 1, 2021
  • This race is intended for NOVICE RACERS and is a SHORT COURSE.
  • Any non -local teams would need to be approved.
  • There will be onsite food for purchase, entertainment,  games, and cultural performances.
Dragon Boat Race logoJoin us for LiveDAYBREAK’s first-ever Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, August 28th, 2021, from 9:30 - 2:30 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.

The dragon boat race portion of the event is a fundraiser for 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 internationallyDragon Boat Festival Race Area 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 a happy life in the following year.

See the video for an illustration of dragon boat racing.

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

PROVIDED: Dragon boats, paddles, a drum, and life preservers will be provided. Each team will get a one-hour practice session with a professional the week of the event between 4-9 pm, either Thursday, August 26th or Friday, August 27th. 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. 

SIGN UP: Secure your spot by using one of the payment options below. Then sign up your team on google forms at this button: 

Google Form

Dragon Boat Race - Early Bird Pricing Deadline - June 1, 2021
Corporate Team - $700
To pay via debit or credit, go to:
Corporate Team Checkout

Community Team - $500
To pay via debit or credit, go to:
Comunity Team Checkout

Student Team - $300
To pay via debit or credit, go to: 

Free Agent - $25
If you don't have a full team and would like to sign up individually, please sign up as a free agent and we will match you with a team!

Dragon Boat Race - Regular Pricing
Corporate Team - $725
Community Team - $525
Student Team - $325
Free Agent - $30

To pay by check, mail a check to:
Daybreak Community Council
4563 W. Kestrel Ridge Road
South Jordan, Utah 84009

The Refugee & Immigrant Center - Asian Association of Utah, is a private, non-profit organization that provides immigrants and refugees with counseling and support services, ESL classes, interpreting and translation, social services, help for human trafficking survivors to achieve healing and self-sufficiency, and youth and family programs. To learn more about their mission and services, visit their website: Refugee & Immigrant Center | Helping Refugee Community in Utah (aau-slc.org)


If you have any questions or have a group interested in performing a Chinese act, please contact Sandra Gierisch at sgierisch@livedaybreak.com

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