2016 FESTIVAL… A HUGE SUCCESS
Thank you for joining us for the 11th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival!
It was a great turnout all week long and on Saturday, August 6th, 2016. Sixty-one teams competed for hardware, memories and pride as well as thousands of spectators took in the amazing weather and of course the fun, competitive racing.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Wednesday, August 2 – Saturday, August 5, 2017
Join us for the 12th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival featuring four days of fun for the entire family. After all, it’s not just about Dragon Boat racing: festival activities include great food, music, kid’s activities, a parade of teams, cultural performances, camaraderie and much more all along the shores of beautiful Lake Bemidji. Dragon Boat racing is fun, fast-paced and engaging for spectators. It’s currently the fastest growing water sport in the nation! Between racers, family, friends, volunteers and spectators, we again anticipate thousands of people at the Lake Bemidji waterfront during the course of the event. Interested in getting some more practice time in? The First City Dragon Boat Club practices all summer long and is open to anyone.
This event is co-founded by the Bemidji Rotary Club and the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce with the backing of some pretty amazing sponsors. including our Title Sponsor: Paul Bunyan Communications. All funds raised go right back into our community through their charitable giving.