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Solomons Dragon Boat Festival

June 14th, 2017 by Robert English

dragon boat 2Paddles up! It’s race day on August 18th and 19th. Come Stay with us at Solomons Victorian Inn and enjoy 2 exciting days of Dragon Boat racing. This year promises to be even bigger than last year’s festival when 4,000 people attended. If you are completely out of touch and have no clue about Dragon Boat racing, it is worth mentioning that it’s fast becoming one of the biggest water-based team sport events. Rich with iconography, a drummer pounds out the rhythm for 16 paddlers to go as fast as they can and a steer-person makes sure that the 40-foot boat heads in the right direction. Some of the teams get dressed up in all kinds of wacky attire and the spirit of good-humored competition comes alive! Lucky for us, the teams can practice for this event during the week leading up to the main event, so you might be tempted to take an extra day off work and watch the ‘rehearsals’. Then, on the Big Day (Saturday), there will be entertainment, vendors and more along the boardwalk, and many of our local restaurants joining in the fun with special ‘Dragon’ delicacies for your delectation! For more information about Solomons Dragon Boat Festival check out the event website.


Just as a reminder, Solomons Victorian Inn is situated a short walk from the event, so there is need to worry about parking on this busy weekend because we have free spaces for all our guests. Not to mention that free WiFi and free soft drinks and home baked cookies are also on offer. Book early because we will fill up very quickly on a busy weekend like this. What more do you need to come and spend some time with us in beautiful Solomons island, voted 15th happiest seaside town in the USA.