WNC Bridge Foundation’s Drums & Dragons has raised over $150,000, benefitting local area non-profits in Western North Carolina since its inception in 2017.  We have decided not to organize a dragon boat race in 2022 as we evaluate our fundraising initiatives moving forward.


2019 Winners


Division Winners First Place Overall: Secret City Dragons Community Division 1st Place: HËW Crüe 2nd Place: CarePartners PACERS 3rd Place: O&P CapeAbilities... Read More

Rules and Regulations


Festival Rules and Regulations 1.0 Introduction and Team Registration. Welcome to the Dragon Boat Festival – an experience like... Read More

History of Dragon Boats


The History According to legend, Dragon Boat racing originated in China more than 2,300 years ago. Chinese history describes... Read More

Tips on Staying Hydrated


Dragon Boat Practice and Race Preparation Hydration Tips Drink plenty of water leading up to practices and race day... Read More