This inaugural event is set in historic Blue Island, 15 miles from the famous Loop in Chicago! Along the Calumet-Sag Trail, this protected channel at Fay’s Point, is ideal for racing! Join us for a day on the water, with dragon boat racing and lots of local flavor! Blue Island hosts plenty of outlets for entertainment and recreation, including historic architecture, and has easy access with I-57 and 127th St.
Enjoy a quaint area and ready-made venue for a complete dragon boat festival experience! Support the Blue Island Arts Alliance, created by local residents with a desire to connect the community through the arts. Dedicated to diversity and inspired by the creative spirit of Blue Islanders everywhere, the BIAA offers regular programming to provide residents with opportunities to participate in creative culture, including children’s programs.