Pontchartrain Landing is proud to announce that October 8, 2016 Dragon Boats meet New Orleans during this action-packed day of racing on Lake Pontchartrain's Industrial Canal. The Big Easy Dragon Boat Festival will proudly benefit the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation and The Racine Foundation.
The mission of the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation is to make New Orleans a safer place in which to live, work and visit. Please visit http://www.nopjf.org for more information.
The Racine Foundation seeks to stimulate the culture and economy of New Orleans by concentrating on three major industry groups: Tourism & Hospitality, Music & Arts and Waterway Development. Please visit http://www.racinefoundation.org.
Races take place at Pontchartrain Landing in New Orleans, just a short trip from the world famous French Quarter and Bourbon Street, the perfect place for your post-event celebrations!
Take a break between races and check out the Lighthouse Bar & Grill on the resort grounds of Pontchartrain Landing for lunch or beverages.
Dragon Boat Racing Teams compete in 250 meter races in their respective Division for trophies (i.e., Financial Cup, Community Team Cup). Teams are also competing for overall standings. After Round 2, the fastest 12 teams from Rounds 1 and 2 average times, will advance to Round 3 to race off for Gold, Silver and Bronze, based on time.
The Inaugural Big Easy Dragon Boat Festival is the perfect event for teams looking for competition, team building, culture, and adventure. Will you be one of them? See you on the water!