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Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival 2024

  September 7, 2024     Fen Ditton, Cambridge

The 18th Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival will take place on Saturday 7 September 2024 on the River Cam at Fen Ditton.

Up to 10 people paddle each 30’ boat with a drummer at the front beating time and our helm at the tail steering a straight course. No previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit!

The Ditton Meadows location offers a superb venue and, as well as the exciting races, a range of bankside entertainment, food stalls and fun activities guarantee a fabulous day out for all the family.

The Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival is mainly aimed at corporate groups who are looking for a great team building day out whilst supporting and raising money for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust. Upon entering, you can choose to upgrade your entry package to include a donation to Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust or you can simply raise funds in your own way.

How to sign up

If you would like to sign up your team and find out more details, please visit

For any further information, please email

All funds raised from the Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival 2024 will be used in support of the Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital. The Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital will bring together clinical and research expertise in a new, world-class hospital, designed in partnership with staff and patients. We will detect cancer earlier, treat it more precisely, and save more lives.

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