A Day of Fun, Culture & Team Spirit on the Fox River

Oshkosh, Wisconsin – The eagerly awaited Northeast Wisconsin (N.E.W.) Dragon Boat Festival returns to Oshkosh on Saturday, September 14, 2024, promising a splash of excitement and cultural celebration along the scenic Fox River. Hosted at the Leach Amphitheater, this vibrant event is co-organized by the Northeast Wisconsin Chinese Association (NEWCA) in partnership with the City of Oshkosh.

Dragon boat racing is more than a sport; it's a blend of teamwork, community spirit, and rich cultural heritage. Experience the exhilaration as Club, Corporate, Survivor, and Community Teams compete in intense races, showcasing their synchronized paddling skills and determination.


Dragon Boat Races: Watch as teams battle it out on the Fox River, demonstrating their strength and synchronized paddling.

Cultural Displays and Performances: Immerse yourself in pan-Asian culture with traditional and contemporary dances, music, martial arts demonstrations, and more.

Global Market & Affinity Fair: Explore a variety of vendors offering unique goods and engaging activities suitable for attendees of all ages.

Delicious Bites & Sips: Indulge in a mouthwatering selection of street food, sweet treats, and refreshing beverages from food vendors.

NEW in 2024!: Family-friendly night activities featuring DJ Sushi Lor


The Northeast Wisconsin Dragon Boat Festival not only entertains but also serves a noble cause. Proceeds from the event will benefit cultural and educational programs through NEWCA and the Oshkosh Area School District.

Join the Celebration! Whether you're a seasoned paddler or experiencing the world of dragon boat racing for the first-time, there is something for everyone. Bring your friends, family, and colleagues to be part of this unforgettable community event!



Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Leach Amphitheater, 303 Ceape Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901

Registration: Team registration is open through August 15, 2024. Learn more and register your team at www.newdragonboat.com/register (“Early bird” Team Registration pricing closes July 15, 2024).

Admission: Tickets will be available through Eventbrite and through Festival Foods in the Fox Cities after July 15. Tickets and more information can be found at www.newdragonboat.com/tickets


Free tickets will be available through local partners to make sure the event is accessible for everyone. These sites will also be added to the website as they are confirmed.  Agencies who would like to help distribute free tickets should reach out through the contact link on our website.


For more information, team registration, and event updates, visit:

Official Website: www.newdragonboat.com

Facebook & Instagram: @newdragonboatfest | Linkedin: @newdragonboatfestival

Eventbrite: www.newdragonboatfestival2024.eventbrite.com


Support the festival through sponsorship, team registration, or volunteer opportunities.

For more details, contact:


Media Contact:

Greta Lax, Project Coordinator

Northeast Wisconsin Dragon Boat Festival

Email: admin@NEWDragonBoat.com

Phone: (330) 808-3104