Southern Maryland Community Resources (SMCR) is pleased to announce the 2016 Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival to be held on Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th along the Solomons Island Riverwalk.
This free, family friendly 2 day event will include Dragon Boat Races, an Opening Ceremony with a Blessing of the Boats, Parade of the Teams, Live Bands, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Market Place and Food vendors, Dragon/Lion Dance Parade, Wellness Village, Hospitality Tent, and a free Parking shuttle on Saturday.
If you have never witnessed the pageantry of a Dragon Boat Festival check out the Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival website: http://SolomonsDragonBoatFestival.com
for more information about the August event. Dragon Boat Racing has become one of the fastest growing team water sports events! Dragon Boat Teams consist of 16 paddlers, a drummer and (a trained steer person, provided by 22Dragons staff). Teams are made up of cohorts from local business organizations, families, sporting groups, and any other group that wishes to participate, have fun day, and help raise funds for an excellent cause. All necessary racing equipment (paddles, boat, life jackets) will be provided.
For more details on participating as member of a Solomons Island Dragon Boat racing team, signing on as a Festival volunteer, or being a food or Marketplace vendor, please check out our website: http://SolomonsDragonBoatFestival.com
or our FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1250361164981587/
Be a part of the exciting new event coming to Solomons! Join the 2016 Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival! Paddles Up in 10 days!
All proceeds from this event will support Southern Maryland Community Resources, Inc. a nonprofit 501(c ) (3) organization, with the mission to "Bridge the Gap for those with Developmental Differences" in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties. http://www.somdcr.org/
Opening Ceremonies of Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival:
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish
14400 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, Maryland 20688
For more information on the Department of Special Needs Ministries for the archdiocese, please visit, http://adw.org/specialneeds
The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 620,000 Catholics, 139 parishes and 95 Catholic schools, located in Washington, D.C., and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's.