Bradford Dragonboat Festival

Event Cancelled


Taken from the Bradford Dragonboat Festival website:

“Members of the Bradford Dragonboat Festival Committee have taken the very difficult decision to cancel the Dragon Boat Festival 2020 in all its format after taking into consideration COVID-19 concerns/restrictions, government advice, financial impact (both on participating teams and the Festival), availability of volunteers/organisers, Saltaire Festival’s plans and availability of infrastructure and much, much more.  Instead, all the teams will automatically be moved to the 2021 Dragon Boat Festival and we will focus on the planning of that event in June 2021. The exact dates for next year’s Festival will be announced in due course. If you do not wish to participate next year or have queries regarding registrations/payment then please contact Race the Dragon direct: Raise a support ticket

The current emergency situation has meant that the Council has taken the decision not to change the Lord Mayor.  This means that Cllr Doreen Lee will remain as Lord Mayor and we will continue to support the same charity in 2021 (Child Bereavement UK & Pot of Gold).  This is excellent news because we know this meant a lot to the teams raising money for the Festival.  With all the sad news around COVID-19, the need to support those suffering bereavement is even higher than before.  So, let’s do it team!  Let’s work really hard for 2021 and raise loads of money for these worthwhile causes including the superb charities who take part in the multi-charity championship to name but a few Bradford Hospitals Charities, Bradford District Care Charity, MacMillan, Cancer Support Yorkshire, Leeds Cares. All these charities need our support more than ever so they can continue to support each and every one of us in times of difficulty.”