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30th Annual Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

June 22, 23, & 24 2018 – FREE ADMISSION!

Blessed with a colourful Eye-dotting Ceremony the festival begins with the Friday Night kick-off opening concert and Charity races, the festival continues with two more days of non-stop entertainment on the Main Stage, fabulous food, children’s activities, art installations, interactive circus performances, shopping, and of course, dragon boat racing of the highest caliber.

Admission is free to the general public. Plan to come down to the waters of False Creek and celebrate with us!

Located at Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park and the waters of False Creek.
Nearest SkyTrain Station is Main Street. Intersection of Quebec Street and Terminal Avenue in Vancouver.


Festival Schedule

Friday June 22 – All Access Friday
Friday Kickoff: Live performances on the Main Stage and Visiting Team Welcome Party, 5pm
5th Annual Dragon Boat BC Legacy Gala * Tickets for Purchase 5pm
Feature Races: Survivor Showdown and the Barrier Free Canada Cup 6:00pm
Festival Site Closed  9pm
Saturday, June 23
Races start 8am
Concord Pacific Fan Zone Open 8am
Family Fun Zone Opens 10am
Main Stage Entertainment Begins 11am
Granville Island Brewing Beverage Garden Opens 11am
Circus West POP-up Performances Begin 12pm
Opening Ceremony featuring the CHMB AM1320 Variety Show  12pm
Concord Pacific Champion Race Series 1:30pm
Featured Race: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office International Cup presented by Concord Pacific
Featured Race: Roundhouse Radio Grand Dragons Cup
Featured Race: BCAA U24 Cup
Featured Race: CIBC Breast Cancer Survivor Race
Featured Race: Steve Nash Fitness World Guts and Glory Women 5pm
Festival Site Closed 7pm
Sunday, June 24
Races start 8am
Concord Pacific Fan Zone Open 8am
Visiting Team Race 8am
Family Fun Zones Opens 10am
Main Stage Entertainment Begins 11am
Granville Island Brewing Beverage Garden Opens 11am
Circus West POP-up Performances Begin 12pm
Featured Championship Divisional Races 12pm
Featured Race: Concord Pacific Guts and Glory (Mixed) 5pm
Festival site is closed to the general public 6pm


30th Annual Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival


Event Dates and Times:

  • Friday, June 22, 2018, 5pm to 9pm
  • Saturday, June 23, 2018, 8am to 7pm
  • Sunday, June 24, 2018, 8am to 6pm

* Races start at 8am, all other activities start at 10am


  • Concord Pacific Place,  Creekside Park and the waters of False Creek

Festival Entrances:

  • 1455 Quebec Street (east entrance), Concord Pacific Place at Quebec & Pacific Avenue (north entrance)

Baby Change Room

  • Creekside Community Centre Located at #1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1

ATM Cash Machines

  • TD Bank is on Manitoba, one block south from the site and Vancity at Quebec Street.


  • Science World Gate

First Aid

  • Roaming and at Production Site, available by radio


  • In Creekside Community Centre


  • Please ask any person with a radio for directions to Production Site.

How to get to the Festival:

Relax and enjoy the ride. In the interests of the environment we encourage you to use public transportation when you visit the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival.

Take the Skytrain!
We are located just a one minute walk from the Main Street/Science World station. The first Skytrain on Saturday will get you to the site (Main Street Station) by 6:45am and the first train on Sunday, by 7:45am.

Take the Bus!
Take the bus directly to the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival by hopping on the #3 Main, #8 Fraser/Downtown, or the #19 Metrotown/Stanley Park. On the weekend these buses start running early and all stop just outside our front gate.

Go to http://tripplanning.translink.bc.ca to find the best transit route for your journey.

Or for transit information call 604 953-3333 or go to www.translink.bc.ca.

Take your bike!
Cycling to the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival is a great way to integrate sports, environmentalism and sustainability. On-site at the festival, we will provide a secure bike lock-up service by donation.

If you must drive:
From the east – drive west on Terminal to Quebec

From the west – drive east on Pacific Blvd. and turn right on Quebec Very limited street parking may be found along Pacific Blvd., Expo Blvd., Quebec & Terminal, 1st and Ontario.

While at the Festival:
Roaming the crowded Festival grounds while riding or walking your bike, wearing your roller blades or walking your dog can lead to frustration and possible injury. We strongly encourage you to please lock up your bike, remove your roller blades and leave your pup at home.

© 2017 Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society