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What is Dragon Boating?

Dragon boating is the fastest-growing international team water sport today, featuring boats of twenty (20) paddlers and one (1) drummer in a competition to paddle across the finish line with the fastest time. Dragon Boat Race Festivals are visually-spectacular, exciting events held around the world. Ground Zero Dragon Boat participants agree to raise a minimum of $125 each to be on a team.

What is the Purpose of the Festival?

To help raise funds for Ground Zero, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, committed to transforming teenager’s lives through high-quality events, relevant school assembly speakers, and a cutting-edge venue that provides unparalleled entertainment in a safe environment.

Each year Ground Zero selects two additional local nonprofit organizations to participate in the Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival. Their particpation allows them to raise funds for their organization. Past participating nonprofits have included The Matthew Bellamy Project, Teach My People and Coastal School Ministries.

The festival includes Entertainment, Family-Fun-Zone and Food & Beverage Court in addition to the races. Ground Zero will host 55+ teams this year with an anticipated 5,000+ spectators in attendance.

2014 Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival Info

Name of Event 6th Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival
Date & Time Saturday, April 26, 20148:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location Grand Park at The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, SC
Organizer Ground Zero
Press Dates April 21-26, 20146 Days
Team Practices April 21-25 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Races and Festival April 26 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Additional Info Free lunch-time concert with Abandon at the Festival on Saturday.
Contact Scott Payseur
Ground Zero President & Founder
Office Phone:
(843) 497-0580 ext 204



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Festival Photos

Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival photos.
Photo Credit: D Glen McNeill