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The countdown to one of Rowan County’s most anticipated events is on, and there’s still time to get on board. Sponsorship opportunities for the 10th Annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival are available until June 28.

This exciting event will take place on Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shrine Club on High Rock Lake, located at 6480 Long Ferry Road in Salisbury.

The Dragon Boat Festival has established itself as a highlight on the Rowan County calendar, being the largest annual spectator event held on High Rock Lake. The festival draws teams of paddlers, local businesses, families, and spectators from all over the region. Celebrating a decade of tradition, this year’s festival is set to be the most memorable yet.

The festival includes the Dragon Boat Races, vendors, food trucks, and activities for your entire family. Over 5,000 spectators attended last year’s event.

Want to attend?
This event is free to attend, and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. No pets, coolers, or outside food are permitted. Parking is $5 per car and available in adjacent lots to the Shrine Club. Trolley and shuttle vans will provide transportation between parking areas and the Shrine Club property. Boats are welcome to view from the main channel or can dock behind the Shrine Club to enjoy the food and festivities.

Want to be a sponsor?
A range of sponsorship packages are still available. To explore sponsorship opportunities and the associated benefits, interested parties should contact the Rowan Chamber at 704-633-4221 or The deadline for sponsorships is June 28.

Thank You to Our Current 2024 Dragon Boat Festival Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
• Novant Health Rowan Medical Center
• Trinity Oaks/Lutheran Services Carolinas
• Rowan TDA

Silver Sponsors
• Catawba College
• Henkel Corporation
• Miller Ferry Fire Department
• New Sarum Brewing Company
• Rhema Transportation/Cardinal Tire, LLC
• Rowan Shrine Club, Inc.
• The Salisbury Post
• Livingstone College – WLJZ 107.1 FM

Bronze Sponsors
• Ahold Delhaize-Food Lion, LLC
• Duke Energy
• F&M Bank
• Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
• Southern Power – Plant Rowan
• State Employees Credit Union GQ
• The Fish Bowl

Community Sponsors
• AT&T
• Eagle Creek Renewable Energy
• Godley’s Garden Center
• High Rock Lake Association
• NC Homeowners Alliance
• New Pointe Realty, LLC
• Osterhus Outdoors, LLC
• Patterson Farm Market & Tours