View overlooking Solomons Marina

Solomons Dragon Boat Festival

June 14th, 2017 by Robert English

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Paddles 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 sports events. Rich with iconography, A drummer pound out the rhythm for 16 paddlers to go as fast as they can. A Steer-person makes sure that the 40′ vessel heads in the right direction. Most of the teams dress up in all kind of wacky ways. The spirit of good-humored competition comes alive! Lucky for us,the teams can practice for the event during the week leading up the event. So you might be tempted to take an extra day off work and watch the rehearsals. On the big day (Saturday), there will be entertainment,vendors and more along the boardwalk. Many of the local restaurants join in the fun with special ‘Dragon’ delicacies for your delectation! For more information about Solomons Dragon Boat Festival. Check out the event website

Book a Room

Just as a reminder, Solomons Victorian Inn is situated a short walk from the event. So there is no need to worry about parking on this busy weekend because we have free parking for all of our guests. We offer free Wifi, soft drinks and home baked cookies. This will be a very busy weekend so book early to be sure of getting a room. What more do you need to spend time in beautiful Solomons Island voted 15th happiest seaside town in the USA. Call 410 326 4811 or click ‘book a room‘ directly

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