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Don't miss your opportunity to catch beautifully decorated canoes compete in the 2015 Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival on the St John's River.Have you ever heard of a “dragon boat”?  These are traditional Chinese canoes that are designed and decorated to look like a dragon.  They are amazing!  If you’ve never seen them in action, you definitely need to make plans to come to the 2015 Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival this weekend.  It’s tons of fun.

What: 2015 Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival
Where: Jacksonville Landing (2 Independent Dr W)
When: Sat, Sept 26th 8am to 4pm
Cost: FREE to Watch
Contact: Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival Facebook Page

2015 Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival

Click here to search our featured Jacksonville/St Augustine homes for saleThe 2015 Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival marks the third year that this unique event has taken place at Jacksonville Landing.  More than 50 different teams will be competing in the races along the St John’s River.  Local businesses, corporations and organizations will all have teams racing the 400 meter length of waterway.  Watch local police officers and firefighters go head to head in the competition.  Cheer on your favorite teams to victory.

The 2015 Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival is just the latest celebration in the ever-expanding water sport known as dragon boat racing.  This sport has fans and participants in more than 80 countries around the world.  When I say you need to see this, I mean you NEED to see this.

It won’t cost you a dime to cheer on the teams at the 2015 Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival.  In between races, watch Chinese dancers perform.  Martial artists will also demonstrate their skills.  Live musical entertainment will be featured on center stage.

All proceeds from the 2015 Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival will benefit In the Pink.  Jacksonville-based In the Pink provides assistance and support services to men, women and children with cancer.  They also provide much-needed products to make life a little easier during treatment.

Have you ever been to a dragon boat race before?  What was your experience like?  Please share your stories in the comments below.

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