Cleveland Dragon Boat Association

The 11th Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, August 12, 2017

This year the Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival was held at a new venue and early indications are that many are encouraged by our move to Wendy Park on the shores of Lake Erie.

Festival 2017 is a special web page telling the story of this years event as local and regional teams competed for the coveted Cuyahoga Cup.

As always, we were honored to welcome breast cancer survivor teams to our festival. BCS teams are an integral part of dragon boating in the United States and here at the CDBA festival. Their strength, courage and humor in the face of adversity, and their competetive spirit touch us all.

This year, our festival was dedicated to the memory of Wendy S. Long, a long-time paddler who passed away at the start of our practice season. We were blessed by her warmth, friendship and love. We all miss her deeply.

Our thanks go out to all the volunteers for helping make the festival run smoothly; to our park rangers and the U.S. Coast Guard for keeping us safe, and to all of you for your continued support


Past festival winners



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2016: Team Panda, Cleveland
2015: Team Panda, Cleveland
2014: Steel City Dragons, Pittsburgh
2013: Team Panda, Cleveland
2012: Quicksilver, Toronto
2011: Team Twist, Cleveland
2010: Steel City Dragons, Pittsburgh
2009: Extreme Dragons, Pittsburgh
2008: MotivAsians, Cleveland
2007: Blazing Paddles, Cleveland