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What to do while you're here

Make sure to check out some of our sponsors and supporters while you're visiting. Learn more about things to do an places to stay below.

Island Hideaway

This restaurant in Solomons has an excellent menu with a water view. For every order of their Dragonfruit Lemonade, SMCR receives a portion of the proceeds for our members with special needs.

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Cryptic Pizza

Situated right in the middle of the island, Cryptic Pizza offers high-quality ingredients, unique flavor combinations, and quirky inspiration that make their pies stand out.

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The Pier

This historic landmark offers fresh recipes, libations and panoramic views of the Patuxent River and the finish line of the dragon boat races. The Pier typically offers a dragon drink with a portion of the proceeds going back to the festival.

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Solomons Victorian Inn
Solomons Victorian Inn

Visit Solomons Victorian Inn and be romanced by the Chesapeake on beautiful Solomons Island. The historic Chesapeake Bay Bed & Breakfast Inn is situated on the tip of the island with magnificent views of the harbor from every room. It is an easy walk to watch the races.

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Quality Inn

The Quality Inn is situated on Beacon Marina just outside the town of Solomons. The inn is located right next to a breakfast spot with a view, and within steps of the Calvert Marine Museum. It is a bit of a walk to watch the races.

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Hilton Garden Inn

The Hilton Garden Inn is located just a short drive from the island proper. The inn is located right next to our partners at the Ruddy Duck, which serves great food and brews its own beer. We do not recommend walking from this location.

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Dragon Drinks at Local Venues

Make sure to check out these awesome dragon-themed drinks at our partner restaurants. Each of these drinks donates a portion of the proceeds to the Solomons Dragon Boat Festival. Be sure to tell them that you heard about the drink here on our site!

Dragonfruit Lemonade

Bacardi Dragonberry rum, freshly squeezed lemon juice, lemonade, and a splash of cranberry 

Visit the Island Hideaway to try this drink!



Sleepy Dragon Martini

Effen cucumber vodka, ginger liqueur, lime juice, and chamomile honey

Visit Lotus Kitchen to try this drink! Available in single cocktail or carryout pint.



The Sneaky Dragon

Dragonberry liquor, Bacardi Malibu, banana liquor pineapple juice, a splash of orange juice and a splash of grenadine

Visit Vera's White Sands to try this drink!



Solomons Island, Maryland

Solomons Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, August 17, 2024

Join us as the island comes alive for the races! We'll have dragon boats, food and artisan vendors, live entertainment, a children's play area and much more.

Thanks to our many partners in Southern Maryland!