Tees Dragon Boat Festival 2018

People in a dragon boat in Stockton

Free, family event celebrating River Tees in Stockton


  • Location: River Tees Water Sports Centre, The Slipway, North Shore, Stockton, TS18 2NL
  • Dates: Sunday 2 September
  • Time: 9.30am
  • Cost: FREE 
  • How to book: No booking required for spectators, you must book your team in advance if you are entering to race
  • Getting there: Use our journey planner to plan your route to TS18 2NL

Enjoy live music, children's entertainment, food stalls, a licensed bar and much more, all part of the second annual Tees Dragon Boat Festival. Free for spectators, you can experience the spectacular drama of dragon boat racing on the glorious River Tees. Watch as local companies, charities, groups and clubs fight it out on the water to become the Dragon Boat Champion of the Tees!

Want to take part? Register a team of up to 20 people and have your chance to be the champ! No experience is necessary, all training and safely briefing is give on the day. Have you got what it takes to race the dragon? There's only one way to find out!

Getting to North Shore by bike is easy - simply take the cycle path all along the North Shore.


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