2nd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta & Festival Sept 19 & 20 Featured

By / Local Events / Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

The Carolina Beach 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival features fun for the entire family.  Friday evening the 19th the two day event kicks off with an opening ceremony and introduction of all competing teams.  A free live concert by local favorites “Machine Gun” starts at 5:30PM – food and refreshments will be available for purchase in the main event area and staging and seating will be setup in the main stage area.             (Parking lot behind the Sea Witch Café). Saturday, the 20th is Race Day starting at 9am! Teams will be competing for trophies with awards for: The Finals Race Winner, 1st place teams in each category, the slowest team, the most spirited team and the team with the best costumes. You can join in on the fun by forming a Team of friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers or customers and raising the donation for entering a team.  Each team will need 21 members – 20 paddlers and one drummer to keep the pace and must raise $1000 in donations to enter the event or have a corporate sponsor make the donation. Individuals who want to participate but cannot get a full team together can also enter by raising $50 and registering for the event.  Saturday also includes a festival of vendors around the Marina who will be displaying their artwork, jewelry, sports related products and food items for sale.  The Festival starts at 9AM. Saturday after the finals in the afternoon (4-5PM) the winners will be announced and trophies will be awarded for the top times at the main stage. Proceeds from this event benefit: “STEP UP FOR SOLDIERS”  This year’s event will benefit:  “Step Up For Soldiers” and support “The Kramer House” project.  Step Up for Soldiers is proud of this project they refer to as a “Soldier Build.” Upon receiving a plot of land in the Monkey Junction area of Wilmington, NC, the thought of building a transitional home for veterans, along with their families, who are attending local universities, emerged.  By completing this house we, as a community, are assisting Veterans in their new journey of life. Insuring that our veterans are able to remain with their families, we are doing more than just building a house. We are building a stronger family, and thus a stronger community.  Help us support our veterans by donating to this event.


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