Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival

Anyone can take part!

Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival 2022 - No experience necessary just plenty of team spirit.

The Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival has been running for 18 years, with the 19th Festival being postponed due to COVID-19. It takes place year after year at Willen Lake and up to 48 teams compete over the 200m race course, watched by several thousand spectators. As well as the exciting races, a wide range of bankside entertainment, food stalls and fun activities guarantee a fabulous day out for all the family!

The festival is a great day out for corporate team building or just for fun, which raises tens of thousands of pounds for the local charity sponsor each year. Upon entering, you can choose to upgrade your entry package to include a donation to the charity sponsor or you can simply raise funds in your own way! Our most recent charity sponsor is MacIntyre but we are currently looking for the next charity sponsor for 2022! See below for contact details if you’d like more information.

Dragon boat racing is the fastest growing water activity in Britain today–as well as the most fun! 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!

Where is it?

Willen Lake, V10 Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes, MK15 0DS


When is it?

The festival is usually held on a Saturday or Sunday in June. The next date has not yet been announced… but sign up to our newsletter to be the first to find out!

How do I get involved?

There are lots of different ways that you can be involved with this amazing community event…

To enter a team, contact us at for more information or sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date.

To find out more about being a charity sponsor, please give us a call on 01536 674748 or email us at

To be part of our fabulous team of event staff, take a look at the Join Our Team page and email for the attention of Lucy Morton.

For any other general enquiries, contact us.