Walgreens Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival

403 St Francis Street
Madisonville, LA 70447

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Dragon boat meets Dixieland during this action-packed day of racing on Louisiana’s scenic Northshore. Races take place in the cozy town of Madisonville, with New Orleans and Bourbon Street just a short trip over the causeway for post-event celebrations. 

Take a break between races and check out the Health and Wellness Village on festival grounds, offering products and services to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Paddlers can relax and prepare for races in the Athletes’ Village.

Mixed, Women's and Open teams compete in 500m races on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain in picturesque Northshore - St. Tammany. With plenty of racing season remaining in the calendar, this event is a prime opportunity to gain race experience for new and established paddlers in a location that promises fun and excitement.  

This festival is proud to benefit the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Their mission is to improve survivorship and lesson the burden of cancer. For more information, visit marybird.org/stph 

The Greater New Orleans International Festival is the perfect event for teams looking for competition, culture and adventure. Many paddlers extend their stay to explore the incredible southern sights, sounds and tastes of Louisiana.

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