3430 Loop Road, Monroe
Over 700 rowers will race along the banks of Bayou DeSiard for the fastest time and bragging rights during the First National Bayou DeSiard Dragon Boat Festival. Proceeds from this action-packed, family friendly event benefit the Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana – celebrating more than 20 years of creating communities where children and families THRIVE!
Thirty teams will race in an authentic 41-foot long Chinese dragon boat complete with 20 rowers, a drummer and a professional. Teams range from corporate and local businesses, fitness groups and schools. Boats compete in sectors for the Biz Cup, the Health Cup, Sponsors Cup, and Community Cup, as well as for the overall fastest time.
Race day activities are free and open to the public .