Paddles up, y’all! The Junior League of Tuscaloosa’s fifth annual Dragon Boat Races take place Saturday, April 30, 2016 on the Black Warrior River at Cypress Inn!

Races are set to begin Saturday morning. It’s an incredibly exciting event– teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerer race in authentic Hong Kong-style, 46-foot-long dragon boats. Teams are comprised of local businesses and organizations, and it’s so much fun to watch them compete on the Black Warrior River. There is still time for your business or organization to register a team--click HERE for details.

Cypress Inn will be open for business Saturday; however, no public parking is available for the Dragon Boat Race. In addition to the race, there will be a kid’s area with activities and inflatables.

Funds raised at the Dragon Boat Races benefit the Junior League of Tuscaloosa’s community outreach programs like Alabama REACH, Junior Achievement, and Holt Elementary School.

For more info, CLICK HERE to check out the Junior League of Tuscaloosa’s website.