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The 13th Annual Festival: August 1-4, 2018

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.

PADDLES UP! RACES ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 3RD AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 4TH

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. Dondelinger’s Sprint Cup will take place the evening of Friday, August 3rd and Race day starts at 9:30am on Saturday, August 4th and runs all day.

GAME ON! CORNHOLE TOURNEYTHURSDAY, AUGUST 2ND

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

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.

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