GLOBAL WATER FEST
July 27-28, 2024

GLOBAL WATER FEST IS BACK

ABOUT

Embark on a two-day water adventure at the annual Global Water Fest in Canal Park this July! Experience the thrill of Dragon Boat Races on the Grand River, featuring four majestic boats. Enjoy global cuisine, local art, and live entertainment at this free, family-friendly event by the Grand Rapids Asian Pacific Foundation.

Immerse the power of water with a unique community paddle session, riding dragon boats on the Grand River. Bring your watercraft, or try our paddle boards and kayaks.

Join us this July to celebrate diverse global cultures and strengthen community ties at this unforgettable event!

JOIN THE 2024 BOAT RACE

We appreciate the enthusiasm. Details for team sign-ups and the schedule will be coming soon. 

In the meantime, have you considered our sponsorship opportunity?

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

A WORD FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

OUR HOPE

We firmly believe that Grand Rapids is a destination city that is poised to become the future host of international Dragon Boat races.
With our vibrant city and enthusiastic community, we hope to establish Grand Rapids as a hub for this dynamic sport! #letsbefriends

Help turn our hope into a reality. Consider becoming a sponsor for Global Water Fest 2024:

2023 GLOBAL WATER FEST SPONSORS

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.

Mercantile Bank

Office of Special Events – City of Grand Rapids

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Mobile GR

Triumph Academy

Allegan Credit Union

Home Examiner

RESOURCES