Welcome to the Kent Dragon Boat Association!

Experience the thrill of paddling with us in the shadow of Mt. Rainier on the picturesque waters of Lake Meridian in Kent, Washington. Whether you're a seasoned paddler or brand new to the sport, our club offers an exciting and welcoming community for all.

Join us for team-building practices, adrenaline-pumping races, and unforgettable adventures on the water. As a member of the Kent Dragon Boat Association, you'll not only improve your physical fitness but also forge lasting friendships and connections with fellow paddlers.

Our experienced coach and captains provide top-notch training tailored to all skill levels, ensuring that every member can reach their full potential. From mastering our team’s perfect stroke to navigating through waves and dragon boat traffic with precision, our team is dedicated to helping you excel.

But wait, there’s more!  It's not just about the sport – it's about the camaraderie, the sense of belonging, and the shared passion for adventure. Whether you're competing in local or traveling races or simply enjoying the exercise with friends, the Kent Dragon Boat Association is your ticket to an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

Ready to dive into the world of dragon boat paddling? Join us today for six free sessions and discover the thrill of being on the water with the Lake Meridian Dragons. Your next great adventure awaits!

PRACTICE TIMES (mid-March thru October) and LOCATION
Lake Meridian Boat Launch -- 152nd Way SE & SE 270th Street, Kent WA
Tuesday and Thursday evenings - 5:40 warmups, 6:00 leave the dock
Saturday mornings - 7:40 warmups, 8:00 leave the dock

Sign up TODAY! Saturday, June 1, 2024 @ 10:00 a.m., Lake Meridian Boat Launch. Space is limited. · Read more
Paddlers needed to fill two boats for races and the boat parade on the 4th of July on Lake Meridian. · Read more
Team Members: RSVP yes or no for ALL races, ALL crews you're eligible to race in ASAP. · Read more
Registration is OPEN!! · Read more
Get linked up with one or both of these programs today and start earning donations for the club while you shop...in person and online!!! · Read more
World Beat Dragon Boat Festival - Sign up for Women's Crew
Sat 29 Jun 2024 8:00AM — 4:00PM
Salem, OR
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World Beat Dragon Boat Festival - Sign up for Mixed Crew
Sat 29 Jun 2024 8:00AM — 4:00PM
Salem, OR
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KDBA Board Meeting
Mon 01 Jul 2024 6:00PM — 7:30PM
Lake Meridian, Kent Washington
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All are welcome to attend. Meetings are currently held virtually unless otherwise noted. See event description for Zoom information.
4th of July Lake Meridian Race/Boat Parade
Thu 04 Jul 2024 6:00PM — 9:00PM
Lake Meridian, Kent Washington
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We need paddlers, two callers and two tillers to participate in the Lake Meridian Homeowners 4th of July SPLASH Events
Olympia Dragon Boat Festival - Sign up for Women's Crew
Sat 13 Jul 2024 8:00AM — 4:00PM
Port Plaza, 701 Columbia Street Southwest, Olympia Washington
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The Olympia race returns on July 13, 2024!
Olympia Dragon Boat Festival - Sign up for Mixed Crew
Sat 13 Jul 2024 8:00AM — 4:00PM
Port Plaza, 701 Columbia Street Southwest, Olympia Washington
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The Olympia race returns on July 13, 2024!
Paddle for Life - Sign up for Women's Crew
Sat 03 Aug 2024 8:00AM — 4:00PM
Port of Ridgefield Kayak Launch
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Paddle for Life - Sign up for Women's Crew
Paddle for Life - Sign up for Mixed Crew
Sat 03 Aug 2024 8:00AM — 4:00PM
Port of Ridgefield Kayak Launch
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KDBA Board Meeting
Mon 05 Aug 2024 6:00PM — 7:30PM
Lake Meridian, Kent Washington
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All are welcome to attend. Meetings are currently held virtually unless otherwise noted. See event description for Zoom information.
Freschco Richmond Dragon Boat Festival - Sign up for Women's Crew
Sat 24 Aug 2024 8:00AM — 4:00PM
Richmond’s Steveston Harbour, BC
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Previously known as Steveston Dragon Boat Festival. Sign up for Women's Crew.