It attracts paddlers from all over the world, even as far away as China and Taiwan.
Eighty teams took part in this year's event. It takes a couple-dozen paddlers... and even a drummer to move the 40-foot-long boat.
"They start it in high school up in the Portland area... I'm sure they do it here... Colleges have their teams, and it's a good team sports for companies," said Carol Stull, an event participant.
The festival includes colorful dragon boat races, Asian-Pacific-inspired entertainment, food and vendors. It starts back up tomorrow morning at eight.