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The Texarkana Dragon Boat Race Festival is almost here. This is a fun event and it's for a great cause as it benefits HandsOn Texarkana and is presented by CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System.

The races and the festival will all take place at Bringle Lake in Texarkana.
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The whole family will enjoy watching these big dragon boats race each other. There will also be vendor booths with art and crafts plus there will be food trucks with great food to purchase and live music.

What Time Are the Dragon Boat Races and How Many Races Are There?

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All the fun gets started at 9 AM and goes until 4 PM. According to their website,
Each team will be racing in at least races. Two races in the morning then an afternoon race to determine the divisional champions.

What is Dragon Boats Racing?

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Dragon Boat Racing has been around for over 2,000 years. These boats are a sight to see. They are 46 feet long and hold 20 rowers and a drummer to help the rowers stay in sync with each other. Texarkana held it's first  Dragon Boat Race and Festival back in 2016 and the event is getting bigger every year.

Is There Still Time to Enter The Dragon Race?

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There still might be time to get a team together if you want to race. Call (903) 798-3211 for more information. For the latest on the Festival be sure to check the Facebook page or their website texarkanadragonboat.com
Proceeds benefit HandsOn Texarkana which has been serving and promoting volunteerism in the Texarkana area for over 50 years. You can find out more at their website handsontexarkana.org.
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