Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival will be held at Sombrero Beach in Marathon on May 14th! Come and enjoy the spectacle of these long Dragon boats with both corporate and community teams at the helm. There will also be competitors from recreational and professional "club" teams from the Southeastern United States. This annual event allows for just about ANYONE to participate.
Truly "Serious Beachin' Fun", the Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival is full of fun in the sun as well as serious dragon boat competition! Participants spend the day on the water paddling, in the sand playing volleyball, cheering each other on and eating and drinking to support the Heron Peacock Supported Living.
Teams that participate are from right in the Florida Keys, as well as from around the Southeastern United States. Local teams participate in fundraising efforts for Heron Peacock Supported Living and the visiting teams get to enjoy the true southern hospitality of the Florida Keys!
Racing begins at 8:30 am and concludes between around 2 pm. Post racing celebration includes awards, music and celebration!
Spectators can watch all of the action from Sombrero Beach from the comfort of their beach blanket!
Register for the race with 20 of your best buddies or family members and they will provide you with everything you need from the paddles and life vests to the training! Come out and make memories while supporting a good cause!
2016 Participating Teams
Conch Republic Navy
Dragon Boat Divas
HeronCanes Tropical Depression
Rock and Row
See Sic! Westcare
Squally Weather HeronCanes
Storm Surge Heron Canes
The Charlotte Harbor Dragons
Monies raised at this event will benefit Heron-Peacock Supported Living which is an organization that assists those diagnosed with mental illness who are in need of housing, transportation, medication, and much more.