2017 Greater New Orleans Dragon Boat Festival


Cause Areas


Sat May 13, 2017, 07:30 AM - 04:00 PM


403 St Francis StMadisonville Town HallTchefuncta RiverMadisonville, LA 70447


Dragon boat meets the Bayou State during this action-packed day of racing on Louisiana’s scenic Northshore. Races take place in the cozy town of Madisonville, with New Orleans and Bourbon Street just a short trip over the causeway for post-event celebrations. Take a break between races and check out the Walgreens Health and Wellness Village on festival grounds, offering products and services to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Mixed, Women's and Open teams compete in 500m races on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain in picturesque Northshore - St. Tammany. With plenty of racing season remaining in the calendar, this event is a prime opportunity to gain race experience for new and established paddlers in a location that promises fun and excitement. This festival is proud to benefit Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Their mission is to improve survivorship and lesson the burden of cancer. For more information, visit marybird.org. The Walgreens Greater New Orleans International Festival is the perfect event for teams looking for competition, culture and adventure. Many paddlers extend their stay to explore the incredible southern sights, sounds and tastes of Louisiana. Will you be one of them? See you on the water!

Boat Marshalls (8)

Boat Marshalls to assist on the dock, 2 volunteers per boat. People that are comfortable around water should fill this position. They will assist teams entering and exiting boats.

Volunteer Check-In Tent (2)

Volunteer tent will be located at the MBPCC tent

Team Marshalls (2)

Team Marshalls will assist the Marshalling Manager in ensuring that all teams are ready to load into boats at the correct time. They will assist in the smooth running of the area.

Results Runner (1)

Runners will be positioned at the finish line. After a race, they will be given the results from the Timing Officials and will post them in the Registration Headquarters.


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Event Management
  • Water Recreation
  • Ushering

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Shift length depends on the role assigned.

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