It’s That Time of Year, the Dragon Boat Race Festival in Port Jeff Village

We are about a month away from one of the biggest event of the year in the Village of Port Jefferson at the Mayor Garant Harborfront Park. We’ll be kicking off the Dragon Boat Race Festival on Saturday, September 17th, starting at 8:00 a.m. with the introduction ceremony. The Dragon Boat races begin at 9 a.m. (but do check back here for any last minute changes or visit our Facebook page here)

This year we made quite of few of changes for our upcoming event, one is we increased the amount of teams this year, went from 22 teams last year to now 32 currently… we have room for one more team. The entertainment this year will be another spectacular one, one that cannot be missed! Again, we’ll be serving Asian cuisine from our local restaurants, and Asian themed vendors.

If you are part of a team that is already signed up for this event, make sure you have signed up for the team practices. Visit the High-Five Dragon Boat’s website for the schedule (your team captain should be advising you and updating you with all the information).

We will keep you posted here on our latest news and updates! If you have any questions, please contact us, visit our Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Race Festival Facebook page for daily updates.

Thank you for Another Great Festival This Year!!

Shaolin Kung Fu, from Holtsville, NY, demonstrating Tai Chi along with guests.

We are happy to say that it was another great success for our 2nd Annual Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Race Festival, AND a beautiful, sunny day for it as well! Thank you to all of our vendors, our entertainers, all of the teams that participated (all of you did a wonderful job!), and special thanks to our committee and our Sponsors… Thank you for making this happen in the beautiful village of Port Jefferson and to bring our community together for a grand event!
Our tentative date for next year will be September 17th, 2016 🙂

Meet Our Teams for 2015

Introducing our teams that will be racing on Saturday, Septemeber 19th. The first round will begin at 9:00 AM and each race is approximately 12 minutes long. This year the races will be much closer to the shore, so a much better viewing for our spectators!


  • Life Preservers – Mather Hospital
  • Skeleton Crew – Mather Hospital
  • The Kitchen Sync – Mather Hospital
  • Shrink or Swim – Mather Hospital
  • Blazing Paddles – Mather Hospital
  • Paperback Paddlers
  • The Melville Maniacs – Melville Surgery Center
  • The Pride of Lions
  • Seas The Day – St. Charles Hospital
  • Bad to the Bone – St. Charles Hospital
  • VLACC Team Pho
  • Crave the Wave – BNL
  • Stony Brook Chinese School
  • Suffolk Lodge #60
  • Confucius Institute
  • Half Hollow Hills
  • Hope for the Warriors
  • Stony Brook University
  • Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
  • Port Jeff Row-tarians
  • NYCB Dragons
  • PJ Dragons of Pirates Cove
  • Perfect Storm

Our 2nd Annual Port Jeff Dragon Boat Race Festival is coming together!

It’s that time and we are getting very close to our 2nd Annual Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Race Festival!! The teams are hyped up and our fans our looking forward to another amazing event!

The last 6 – 8 months our committee has been working very hard putting this spectacular event together. Last year we had about 4,000 spectators join us for this long, one-day event. With the Asian food and retail vendors, our live performances, such as Taiko drumming, Thai dancing, and Lion dances, this brought hundreds of people to enjoy this outstanding event.


This year, we’ll have more Asian food vendors, spectacular performances and 24 teams that will be racing! It will be another impressive event and we are all looking forward to it!

We’ll see you Saturday, Sept. 19th at 8:30 a.m., which will be the opening ceremony.

Now that the time is getting closer, we will keep you posted here on any latest information!