Dragon Boat World Championships
2018 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships
Lake Lanier Olympic Park will host the largest international sporting event in the area since the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games: Dragon Boat World Championships have been held in Russia, Poland, Italy and Hungary. The 2018 event is the first ICF World Championship in the Americas, and we are thrilled to invite the world to come and experience the excitement and grandeur of the ICF Dragon Boat World Championships on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, GA USA.
We will be hosting over 20 Countries and 1,000+ Athletes. The Opening Ceremony will include a parade of Nations, remarks fro International and Local Dignitaries and Entertainment.
Some of the Countries that will be participating are: Armenia, Canada, Czech, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Puerto Rico, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine and USA.
Free of charge
Wed Sept 12, 2018
The event begins at 6 p.m. and features headliner, Craig A. Meyer, multiple award winning, multi-talented singer/actor/pianist, starring in Remember When Rock Was Young – The Elton John Tribute. Other evening activities include, the Parade of Athletes, Pan-Asian dances and a variety of thrilling entertainment.
Come early and stay late to celebrate Gainesville-Hall County being the first location in the Americas to host this world-renowned competition. Food trucks and Tap It will be onsite with food, beer and wine for purchase beginning at 5 p.m.
5 p.m.- Food Truck Fun (Food Trucks and beverages from Tap It available for purchase)
6 p.m.- Opening Ceremonies Begin
No charge to attend – there will be a $10 parking fee (multi-day parking passes will be available for returning to the competitions Thurs-Sunday)
Seat cushions will be available for purchase – you can bring your own chairs if you prefer
No outside food or drink will be allowed
Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018
The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center Lawn, 331 Spring Street, SW
Tickets: $20 (includes BBQ dinner and non-alcoholic beverage)
Click here to purchase tickets or call 770-534-2787.
Tap It will be onsite with beer and wine for purchase
Departure – The Journey Tribute Band will crank out a hit-laden performance starting at 7 p.m. Guests may bring lawn chairs. No outside food or drink is permitted.
Date: Opening Ceremony: Wed Sept 12, 2018
Venue: Lake Lanier Olympic Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506