Dragon Boat Festival, presented by Subway Restaurants was held on

September 9, 2017

Warriors’ Path State Park, Kingsport, Tenn.

The Mountain States Dragon Boat Festival, presented by Subway Restaurants was a free, all-day family event that has grown into a tradition for the Tri-Cities region.

Dragon boat racing is a graceful, competitive sport that requires teamwork and skill. Each boat had a team of 20 paddlers – led by a drummer who sits in the front of the boat, and directed by the sweep at the rear of the boat –who use strength and coordination to race competing boats.

The Dragon Boat Festival events included:

  • All-day competitive races of up to 40 local dragon boat teams, with a final championship round
  • Battle of the Badges - first responders race
  • Dragonland, sponsored by First Tennessee Foundation
    • Kids dragon boat race
    • Kids activity station
  • Food trucks
  • Health fair
  • Opening parade of dragon boat teams


Check back soon for 2018 event details.