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Louisiana Dragon Boat Races™

The Alexandria Museum Art is proud to bring the Louisiana Dragon Boat Races™ back to Rapides Parish in 2019.

Race Day May 4, 2019 on Lake Buhlow in Pineville • Build Your Team Now!

This exciting family event makes for a great day of good, spirited racing, and a great time on and off the water!

Lake Buhlow Race Day Schedule of Events:


- Team Captain's Meeting

- Q93 Official Welcome with Shy & Cathy -
- Awaken the Dragons & Opening Ceremonies-
- Races -

- Awards & Closing Ceremonies

AMoA Activities during Alexandria Red River Festival and ArtWalk

Friday, May 3, 2019 • 8pm
4th Annual Spring Illuminate the Arts Procession: 
The Alexandria Museum of Art will be lighting up the streets once again with the fourth annual Spring Illuminate the Arts Procession! The community is welcomed to walk in the procession with a luminary they have created! There will also be luminaries to borrow! First come. First served! So get here early. The procession will begin at 8 pm. All participants should arrive at the museum no later than 7:30.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

The Muse Fort Building Art Project • 9am - 2pm
Muse members will be hosting a fun project building box forts in the parking lot of AMoA, inviting teens to come join them in creating and tricking out our own box forts!

Alexandria Museum of Art Tours • 12pm & 2pm
Free group tours of AMoA will be at two different times throughout the day. Museum curator Megan Valentine will guide the guests through the Concrete & Adrift: On the Poverty Line and Sordid & Sacred: The Beggers in Rembrandt’s Etchings exhibitions. An excellent opportunity to experience the Museum. 

Art in the Alley Activities • 9am - 4pm
The Alexandria Museum of Art Education department will be hosting several outdoor art activities in the alley and on the patio of AMoA.  Join us for several free art activities throughout the day! Come out to support your museum during the Red River Festival.

Want to be on the water?

Dragon Boat teams consist of 20 paddlers (a minimum of eight (8) must be female) and one drummer. The helmsman will be provided. 
There will be a practice session for each team during the week preceding the event.

Have a team, but that would rather stay dry?

If you are a company or organization who wants to participate in the fun, but not on the water, you can register as a Tailgating Team, and secure a private spot in the team tent area for your associates to be close to the action, then register as a "Tailgating-at-a-Tent-Site Team" by selecting the "Tailgaiting Ticket" option, and complete the registration and payment forms at checkout.


About Louisiana Dragon Boat Races™

Alexandria Museum of Art is dedicated to the belief that our audience's needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire staff is committed to meeting those needs. 
In an effort to become self sufficient and sustainable, the Alexandria Museum of Art endeavors to establish programming that is collaborative in nature, beneficial to the community,
and advances our mission to preserve, exhibit, and promote visual art throughout Central Louisiana in a way that contributes to the quality of life. 

In the past 10 years, dragon boating has grown from relative obscurity to 80,000 participants who take part in over 100 festivals in municipalities across the country. 
Dragon boating is visually spectacular, easy to learn, and most importantly, extremely safe.  Anyone can do it, regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability. 

Furthermore, it is a sport where men and women compete together in an unbiased and fun environment. 
For these reasons, it has become an extremely popular team building activity for community organizations and corporations. 

Don't be left out of this terrific opportunity to participate in this community event.


Team Registration is now open. Click here to get started!

Come out to support your museum - the Alexandria Museum of Art!



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