Due to the COVID-19 concerns the Habitat Dragon Boat Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2022 !

Paddling together makes for great results!

  • All proceeds benefit Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build simple, decent, affordable housing for partnership families.
  • As a Christian ministry, Habitat works toward this vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need.
  • Houses are built with local volunteer labor.
  • The houses are sold to each family at no profit and with no interest.
  • We are grateful for generous community support and ask for your volunteer help!

SAVE the date for next year ~ Sat. Aug. 20, 2022!


2019 Major Sponsors


2019 Festival Partners

Gadsden ~ at the Mall

2019 Festival Friends

District 29

2019 Supporters

Alley’s Carpet
Buffalo Rock
Buck’s Island Marina
Chili’s Restaurant
Cothran’s Bakery
Etowah County Sheriff’s Department
Gadsden Budweiser Distributing Co.
Gadsden EMA
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Greater Gadsden Tourism
Johnson’s Giant Food
Kyuka Water
Little Bridge Marina
Marine Corp League
Nick Webb
Publix Super Market
Reddy Ice
Rivertown Cafe
Simmons Signs
Titan Ambassadors
Top of the River Restaurant
Trent Thrasher
Trim It Up
Union Jack’s Café
Walmart Superstores

1st Place Competitive Division 2019

Vulcan Value Partners

2nd Place Competitive Division 2019

Exchange Bank of Alabama

3rd Place Competitive Division 2019

Gadsden Parks & Recreation

1st Place Recreational Division 2019

Peterson Industrial

2nd Place Recreational Division 2019

Riverview Regional Medical Center

3rd Place Recreational Division 2019

Etowah-Cherokee Association of Realtors

2019 Dragon Boat Festival Photos