Port Perry Dragon Boat Festival: Saturday, June 17th, 2023


Palmer Park, 175 Water Street, Port Perry, Ontario , L0C 1B0 (Festival site)

Emmanuel Church, 1680 Reach Street, Port Perry, L9L 1A6 (Parking site)

Directions to parking site:
From Toronto, take Hwy 401 E towards Kingston.
Take exit 410 to Brock Street S.
Continue on Brock Street S to Baldwin Street S/Hwy 12 N.
Keep left to continue on Baldwin Street S/Hwy 12 N.
Turn right on Reach Street.

All participants must park at the Emmanuel Community Church. Shuttle buses will be provided from the Church to the Festival site from 7:00am-4:00pm. All vehicles illegally parked will be tagged and/or towed at the Townships discretion.

Port Perry festival site map


Category # of Races Before January 1 Before April 1 After April 1
Mixed Division 3 975.00 1075.00 1175.00
Women/BCS Division 3 975.00 1075.00 1175.00
Deca Dragons* 3 700.00 700.00 700.00

All prices are listed in CAD and do not include tax.

*Deca Dragons: For teams with 10 maximum participants, with no specific gender make-up
Includes 2 practices with a coach, team shirts and the Port Perry regatta; will race in a separate Deca Dragons division.

Practices: New for 2023! Practices for the Port Perry Dragon Boat Festival will be provided by Scugog Dragon Boat. Your first practice is free (included with registration), and your second practice is $20 (admin fee for Scugog). If you require a steersperson for practices, they can be provided to you for $80/practice. To book your practices, or for more information, please Click here.

Pledges & Donations: Coming Soon!


Gold, Silver & Bronze medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams in Division A finals (Mixed/Combined, Women, Deca)

Gold medals will be awarded to the top team in all other division finals (B-Z).

The Bill & Carol Gonder Cup will be awarded to the fastest local team.

An award for the winning team of the Mystery Race will be handed out, as well as the Bill & Carol Gonder Cup for the fastest local team.

Each team will receive 25 medals, and each Deca Dragons Team will receive 15 medals, however if you need additional medals, you may purchase them for $10 each.


Race Format:

  • Women’s/BCS division will race a 200m heat which seeds into a 200m division final
  • Women’s/BCS combined 200m heat and 200m final will seed into a 200m combined final
  • Mixed/Intro divisions will race 2 x 200m heats, and combined time will seed into a 200m combined final

Shuttle buses begin running at 7:00am and race head quarters will open at 7:45am for teams to check in. Captain’s meeting to take place at 8:15am at the Marshalling area. Marshalling for first race will begin at 8:30am, with first race at 9:00am. Awards ceremony to immediately follow at the conclusion of racing.


Are you interested in being a vendor at our event? We would love to have you!

The Port Perry Dragon Boat Festival does not charge a fee for vendors to participate, however, the Township of Scugog requires vendors to obtain a Hawkers & Peddlers license ($85.00) and liability insurance. To become a vendor with our festival:

All vendors will receive:

  • A 10x10 space in a prime area of the park
  • Website & logo promotion on our Festival page
  • Promotion through our team information bulletins
  • The option to add a business card, promotional item or coupon to our team swag bags

*Please note: In order to best serve our participants, we reserve the right to turn down vendor applications if we feel as though the market is already covered in this area.

Interested in being an Alkame Festival Series Sponsor? We are always looking for amazing partners to work with! Check out our Sponsorship Package today!


Are you interested in volunteering with us this year? The Alkame Festival Series is a great place to make friends, build new contacts, and gain work experience!

Our volunteers receive a staff shirt, food & drink, and sign-off on high-school volunteer hours (if applicable). Choose when and where you want to volunteer and join us for an awesome day on the water!

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Questions about this event? Need some help with registering? Send an email to katy.dunlop@alkame.ca