4th Annual Dragon Boat Races


Apr 13, 2019



The Northwestern State University Office of First Year Experience is proud to present the 4th annual Natchitoches Dragon Boat Races on Saturday, April 13th at the newly renovated downtown Natchitoches riverbank. This year, the races will be planned an executed by the Demon VIP organization on campus, so students can get real world event planning experience while still in school. All proceeds will go to fund future leadership initiatives at NSU.

Races will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue throughout the day with vendors, music and activities for families and spectators.

Spectator admission is free.

Dragon Boat teams consist of 20 paddlers (a minimum of eight must be female) and one drummer. The helmsman will be provided. There will be a practice session for each team during the week preceding the event.

A more detailed event schedule will be posted soon, but if you would like to enter team or become a vendor, please email Van Erikson at eriksonv@nsula.edu or call 337-519-7771.