2023 Dragonboat Festival
What’s New This Year
In partnership with the Kamloops Sports Council, the Kamloops Dragon Boat Festival Society invites you to join us on the water on August 12, 2023, at Riverside Park. The festival will include racing on the river, going under a bridge, paddling in three 500-metre races and participating in a Guts and Glory race!
On the east side of the park, there will be a grassy, shaded paddlers’ village. The area will be sectioned off and available for team’s tents. With new updates recently done by the City of Kamloops, these added amenities include a new beach walkway.
If needed or desired, the Kamloops Dragon Boat Festival can provide steersmen for teams that do not have experience paddling in a river, as well as practice session opportunities in the afternoon on Friday, August 11th. Please note that there will be no additional fee to any team for these options.
An aerial map can be seen of the race course, it will be on the Thompson River, running downstream from east to west. Teams are reminded that the course will be subject to variations due to the current and depth of the river.
A map view can be seen of the paddle’s village, it will be on the east side of Riverside Park. The area will be sectioned off, for team tents.
Register now using the following link. To receive the early bird discount, teams must sign-up before June 16th, 2022. Registration closes on July 28th, 2023, don’t miss out!
2023 Kamloops Ribfest
Ribfest, a beer garden and Music in the Park will also return this year. On August 11 – August 13, Kamloops Daybreak Rotatory Ribfest will take place. Entertainment for all members of your family, stage performances, a raffle and delicious ribs will make the day unforgettable. There is something for everyone!
Please use the following links to learn more about these events:
Hot Nite in the City Car Show and Shine
6 city blocks in Downtown Kamloops, BC are closed off to allow Street Rods, Custom, American Muscle, Sport-Compact, Tuners, British, European, Asian, Collector, Vintage, Motorcycles, Race, Competition Vehicles, and Big Rigs, to join us on the streets with live music and vendors!
For more information about the event, follow the link below:
We have arranged festival rates with the Sandman Signature Hotel. If you wish to book a room,
contact the hotel at (250) 852-6713 and ask for Kimberley Turner. In the alternative, you can email her directly at Sales_bcthomnorth@sandman.ca
In-person customer support – 1550 Island Pkwy Unit 101
Phone – (250) 828-3822
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