The inaugural Oak Ridge Dragon Boat Festival, at the Oak Ridge Marina/Melton Lake Park from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, is FREE to spectators. View the race schedule here.

Starting at 9 a.m., 30 dragon boat teams will race at least twice, with the 12 winners of two rounds racing in the third round.

Before the races, teams and supporters can pledge to make a difference in our community by supporting the Rotary Clubs of Oak Ridge. pledges can made out to Oak Ridge Community Fund. The festival offers food and drink vendors, kids area at the pavilion with bounce houses and 15-minute martial arts lessons on the hour, two Tai Chi demonstrations and awards ceremonies for winners of the morning Drummers Parade and the third round of dragon boat races.

The three Rotary clubs of Oak Ridge are launching this fundraiser for community nonprofit service organizations. The most generous sponsor so far is the ORNL Federal Credit Union, which has donated $2500 for the races

For printable version of the agenda, click here.

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