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Walgreen’s Space Coast Dragon Boat Festival

Have you ever seen a dragon go for a swim on the Banana River? Well, now you can. The Walgreen’s Space Coast Dragon Boat Festival presented by PepsiCo will be in Cape Canaveral on April 16. Guests can head over to the Space Coast to watch competitive and recreational teams battle it out for 1st place in awesome Dragon Boats.

Perfect for the whole family and those just looking to drink some beer and watch a good race, the Space Coast Dragon Boat Festival is sure to be a great time. Snack on some BBQ from the food trucks, or relax at the New Belgium Brewing Beer Garden. Yes, we said Beer Garden.


“Join the party at the New Belgium Brewing Beer Garden, positioned along the race course right at the finish line. It’s the perfect spot for participants and spectators to sit back, relax, and watch races with a cold beer,” according to

From enjoying the beautiful scenery and nature of Manatee Sanctuary Park and following the excitement of the races while enjoying a cold beer and BBQ with your pals, the festival offers something for everyone.

The Space Coast Dragon Boat Festival offers a fierce competition that will have event-attendees wildly entertained. The Space Coast sees a variety of different Dragon Boat teams from the south, along with paddlers just visiting from spring training camps.

Space Coast Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Race distances include 200m and 500m for the race teams, with the addition of the insane 2k pursuit for Sport Division teams.

Families are encouraged to bring the kids to enjoy tons of games and activities offered in the Kid’s Zone. Guests and athletes can wander over to the Walgreens Health and Wellness Village where they can receive products and services to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Grab the kids, invite your pals and get ready to watch an epic race at this year’s Walgreen’s Space Coast Dragon Boat Festival at Manatee Sanctuary Park, in Cape Canaveral.

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By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer

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