JOIN US: Wednesday, August 3 – Saturday, August 6, 2016

4 DAYS OF SUMMER FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

Plan to join us for the 11th 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.

Schedule of Events


GAME ON! CORNHOLE TOURNEYTHURSDAY, AUGUST 4TH

For most of the world, it’s a game you play with your family and friends at cookouts. For the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival, it’s not only about that, but also comradery with community members, raising money for a great cause and making some great memories! There can be some pretty stiff competition, but let’s face it, most players are just happy to get the bag on the board. Find a partner and get your team registered today.

Register Your Cornhole Team


WELCOME WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio – GOIN’ TO THE LAKE!

Come and join us as we welcome WCCO’s Amelia Santaniello and Liz Collin as they broadcast live from the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival and spend Thursday, August 4th and Friday, August 5th in our community.


PADDLES UP!

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.


Sponsors