Darling Harbour

2024 Sydney Lunar New Year Dragon Boat Festival

Welcome in the Year of the Dragon at the DBNSW Sydney Lunar New Year Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour, Australia.

The 2024 event will have 3 exciting days of competition that will be packed with competition, music, entertainment and much more.

Friday 16th February 2024: Corporate Crews; International, Interstate & Social Crews

  • Twilight Racing (3pm – 8pm)
  • Racing Classes: Mixed Crews
  • Opening Ceremony (eye dotting and traditional welcome ceremony)

Satruday 17th February 2024: All Sports Crews

  • All day racing
  • Racing Classes: Open, Women, Mixed
  • Race Format: All crews get 2 Heats & seeded Final

Sunday 18th February 2024: Sydney Lunar New Year Dragon Boat Festival Championship Races

  • All day racing
  • Racing Classes: Mixed
  • Championship Races:
    • Sydney International Grand Championship: Invitational race based on Saturday performance.
    • Regional Championship: Available only for Regional NSW teams to compete for the Regional Championship
    • Pink Championship: Available only for Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) crews to compete for the Pink Championship (includes International & Interstate crews)
    • .International & Interstate Racing: Available to all international and interstate crews who don’t qualify for one of the above Championship races.
    • Fancy Dress Race: Available to 6-crews who submit their fun & crazy costumes!
  • Closing Party

Date: Friday 16 February 2024 to Sunday 18 February 2024

Location: Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000