August 25, 2018  |  FREE ADMISSION

The Steveston Dragon Boat Festival is back this year on August 25 at Steveston Harbour and Imperial Landing Park. Steveston comes alive as an estimated 1,500 paddlers and 20,000 festival-goers converge for one of BC’s biggest dragon boat races and one of Richmond’s most popular community festivals. Visitors will enjoy live music, vibrant visual arts, entertainment, children’s activities, and culinary offerings, while kicking back and enjoying a relaxing summer’s day by the water.

When and Where
August 25, 2018  |  8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: Steveston Village, Britannia Heritage Shipyard (at Westwater Drive and Railway Avenue), and Imperial Landing Park

Charity Partner  |  Richmond Food Bank

Richmond Food Bank is the designated charity of the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival. Serving on average 2,200 people per week, the Richmond Food Bank is a dynamic hub that connects people, food, and services essential to health and well-being. Relying completely on the support of the community, the Richmond Food Bank provides nutritionally balanced food to residents in need and connects them to services that address the root causes of poverty.

Visit to donate and learn more. On-site activations and partial proceeds from the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival will benefit the Richmond Food Bank.

Getting here

Relax and enjoy the ride! In the interests of the environment we encourage you to use public transportation when you visit the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival:

Public Transit on Skytrain or Bus
Go to to find the best transit route for your journey, call 604 953-3333, or go to

GPS/Google Maps: 4180 Bayview Street, Richmond BC.

Parking is available at the T. Homma School (5180 Westwater Drive), located across the street from the Britannia Heritage Shipyard for a minimum donation of $5 (proceeds to the Richmond Food Bank). Parking is limited so please plan to carpool. The parking lot opens at 7:00 am precisely.  Please limit your parking to two spaces per team. When parking runs out, nearby street parking may also be available, but note any restrictions on the signs.

At the Festival

Roaming the crowded Festival grounds while riding or walking your bike, wearing your roller blades or walking your dog can lead to frustration and possible injury. We strongly encourage you to please lock up your bike, remove your roller blades and leave your pup at home.


Washrooms: throughout site
Festival Merchandise: Imperial Landing Park
Water Stations: by marshalling tents
Food Trucks: by marshalling tents

Location: The event is located at Steveston Village, Richmond BC. Britannia Heritage Shipyard (at Westwater Drive and Railway Avenue) to Imperial Landing

First Aid and Emergencies
Please contact any staff or volunteer with a radio on site for assistance.

Steveston Dragon Boat Festival Schedule

Race Registrar Opens7:30 AM
Heats and Seeding Races Begin8:00 AM
Entertainment and Roaming Performers Begin10:00 AM
Festival Marketplace Opens
Granville Island Brewing Garden Opens12:00 PM
Finals Begin3:00 PM
Medal Ceremonies Begin4:00 PM
Festival Site Closes7:30 PM
© 2018 Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society