Save the date for the 13th Annual Festival: August 1-4, 2018!
A PRE-PADDLING PARTY!
MONDAY, APRIL 23rd, 5-7PM KEG ‘N CORK
The Bemidji Chamber of Commerce and the Bemidji Rotary invite all team managers to join them for a Pre-Paddling Party! Team Managers that have already registered or anyone interested in getting a dragon boat team together, please come to this free event in the Basement of Keg ‘N Cork on Monday, April 23rd from 5-7pm. Festival committee members, Steersmen from the Buena Vista Ski Patrol and the First City Paddling Club will all be on hand to talk about the 13th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival and other paddling opportunities available throughout summer. BONUS: one lucky attendee will win ½ off their team registration just by coming! Hope to see you there!
JOIN US FOR A FAVORITE SUMMERTIME TRADITION!
The 13th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival features 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.
REGISTER by May 1st to save $100!
PRACTICE ALL SUMMER LONG!
Interested in getting some more practice time in? The First City Dragon Boat Club practices May – September and is open to anyone. The club now has TWO dragon boats and meets from 6-8pm on Tuesdays at the BSU/OPC located in Diamond Point Park.
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.