The Dragon Boat Festival is the biggest annual fundraiser for HandsOn Texarkana. Who provide volunteer services to the Texarkana area. Disaster preparedness, Youth Volunteer classes in schools, parenting classes, transportation for seniors who need help getting to appointments.
Teams of 20 paddlers and one drummer compete in a series of races. The boats are 40 feet long with dragon heads of the front. Teams hang out in designated areas and it becomes like a big tailgate party. Food and drink vendors, kids play area. A new boat race every 10 minutes. Lots of fun. We’ve had between 7,000 and 10,000 people show up the last couple of years.