St George Queensland

About The Festival

The River Dragon Festival is a three-day event celebrating the community spirit of St George and showcasing the beautiful Balonne River in Queensland’s Balonne Shire. This is a celebration of river activities, dragon boat racing, food and fine dining, and diverse culinary with a focus on St George's connection to the Dragon.

In 2022 we will celebrating our community and welcoming visitors to join us with the famous River Dragon Boat Races Regatta, water skiing, market stalls and live entertainment.

Festival Organisors

The River Dragon Festival is organised and run by the Care Balonne Association Inc, a community non-profit organisation.

Care Balonne Association Inc. (Care Balonne) was established in 1994 and is primarily an information and referral service covering the whole of the Balonne Shire, based in the town of St George. Our vision is to be recognised as a progressive organisation that aspires to increase the viability of our community by being aware of the community needs and developing strategies to meet these needs. For more information visit