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Dragon Boat Festival

The Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival is the largest annual event held on High Rock Lake, the second largest lake in North Carolina. A parklike atmosphere where approximately 3,800 Rowan, Davidson and Stanly county residents come out to watch the 30 teams compete.

Besides the actual competition of the colorful Dragon Boat races; food vendors will be joined by local iconic soft drink company Cheerwine; as well as Salisbury-based breweries and vineyards. There will be entertainment during the lunch break, with a Drummer’s Parade and Raffle.

  • When? The Dragon Boat Festival is held on the last Saturday in July, each year.
  • Where? The Shrine Club on High Rock Lake (6480 Long Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC).
  • The event is free to attend; however, no pets, coolers or outside food will be allowed.

Visit to register your team!

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