The 27th Annual St. Charles Dragon Boat Races will return to Pottawatomie Park on Saturday, June 13th & Sunday, June 14th with all the spectacle and fast-paced excitement! Sponsored by Pride of the Fox, "Heart of the Fox" will feature the competition along with a full program of family fun along the river. Teams of 20 paddlers will once again vie for the coveted 1st,2nd and 3rd place awards in two divisions: Lizard and Komodo, paddling in a colorfully painted, carved wooden Dragon Boat from China! At the early start of day teams will gather at the dock to open the day of racing with an observance of the 2,000 year old Chinese tradition, "Awakening the Dragon".
Each team can select a (first-come/first-served) spot for your team picnic in the grassy area surrounding the large and small pavilions along the Fox River, for a great view of the races. Pitch your tent, bring your own grill and spend the day with friends , family, colleagues watching the heats until each day climaxes in the awards ceremony.