Join us for a favorite summertime tradition!

The 15th Annual Festival: August 4th – 7th, 2021

The 15th 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 (on Bemidji Avenue/Hwy 197 – to the left of the Paul & Babe statues).


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.