Dunebrook Dragon Boat Family Festival

Saturday, September 7th from 9:00 – ?
Stone Lake, La Porte, Indiana

The Dragon Boat Family Festival is an event that blends family activities, food, and the excitement of sport and competition for a day of racing in a real Dragon Boat.  Individuals and corporate teams gather to achieve—fun and the camaraderie of working as a team.  The family-oriented atmosphere allows the entire family to enjoy Dragon Boat Races, a variety of tasty food from the region’s best Food Trucks, the Children’s Festival Area, and much more!

Participate with your business or organization and you will enjoy a unique event which includes:  

  • Be part of a 2,000-year-old unique international sporting event.
  • Participants will experience the comradery of competing in a sporting event and develop new “Friendships through Racing”.
  • Dragon Boat teams offer an activity where friends, coworkers, or businesses can come together for a group activity.
  • Inclusive group activity which accommodates all fitness levels.
  • Teams comprise of 10-20 boat paddlers and a drummer.  The minimum age to be a race participant is 13.
  • Boat, paddles, life vests, drum and steersman provided.
  • Teams receive practice sessions with a coach with a team bandana!

Proceeds from the event support Dunebrook’s child abuse prevention and intervention programs and services for local children and families in multiple counties in Indiana, in fact in 2023 we served over 45,000 individuals.  This event allows the community to get involved and be a partner in prevention.


We hope you can jump in and join us as we race to support children and families in the local community!


Tammy Button

Executive Director



This event is powered by volunteers and is the perfect opportunity for individuals or groups to get involved. If you would like more information or have questions please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Maggie Fritzen: maggie@dunebrook.org

For any general questions regarding the Dragon Boat Family Festival please contact cathy@dunebrook.org or you can call her direct line at 219-369-0309