Dragon Boat Festival Raises Funds for Children in NELA

May 5, 2017

The Children's Coalition of Northeast Louisiana is holding its annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, May 13. The Festival will be held on Bayou Desiard from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Dragon Boat Festival is the biggest fundraiser the Children's Coalition holds throughout the year. This year over twenty boats in the bayou are participating in the race. The opening ceremony for the race is at 11 a.m., and the race begins at 12 p.m. Guests are encouraged to come early for the Community Health Fair that begins at 9 a.m. with a free fun run.

The Festival includes more than a dozen local vendors along with food trucks and bouncy houses. Local organizations are on site as well, promoting healthy activities. 

More information on the Dragon Boat Festival is available online or by calling 323-8775.