Festival Venue

Location: Thompsons Boat Center
         2900 Virginia Ave NW
         Washington, DC 20007
         (202) 333-9543

Click here to enlarge a detailed map of the race venue.


The Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival is run out of the Thompson's Boat Center, located along the Potomac River in downtown Washington DC. Ample parking is available in the area along Water Street or a variety of parking garages in Georgetown or the Kennedy Center garages. Parking is metered in Saturdays so be aware of the need to feed meters if you choose to park in such a location. Parking at Thompson's Boat Center is restricted on race days to those involved directly with the festival and is available by permit only. Teams will be allowed to pull into the TBC parking lot in order to drop off team supplies prior to parking your car off-site.

The teams athlete village is located just south of the boat center in the grassy park along Rock Creek Parkway, across from the Watergate Complex. Tents may be erected in this location and team spots in the area are on a first come-first served basis. Please refrain from using stakes when setting up tents as these will damage the grass. Also, as this is National Park Service property, no formal advertising may take place in the form of corporate banners. Thank you for your cooperation in this regard.

All rights reserved. Copyright © 2023.