Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County is honored and excited to host the 2018 Dragon Boat Race & Festival, on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the Hudson River Rowing Association, in Poughkeepsie, NY.

It promises to be an extraordinary day of exhilarating dragon boat races, good food, music, games, and fun alongside our beautiful Hudson River.

If you’ve been a part of past Dragon Boat races, we hope to see you back again.

If this is your first time, WELCOME!  This website will tell you everything you need to know to become a dragon boat paddler!

Find out how to receive awesome visibility as a community leader & EVENT SPONSOR!


The 2018 Dutchess Dragon Boat Race & Festival is hosted by

and all proceeds from the event go to their mission to

build strength, stability and self-reliance through homeownership in our community.

Habitat Dutchess is active in our community because everyone deserves a decent place to live.

With dedicated volunteers, business partners and corporate sponsors, Habitat Dutchess has built 5 new homes in the last 4 years. They have also made hundreds of home repairs and improvements in Dutchess County neighborhoods.

“Everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live. By helping people obtain an affordable home to call their own, Habitat is ending the cycle of poverty forever.”  

Maureen Lashlee, Habitat Dutchess Executive Director

Learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County by clicking