JOIN US FOR A FAVORITE SUMMERTIME TRADITION!
The 14th Annual Festival: July 31st – August 3rd, 2019

The 14th 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 2ND AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD

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 2nd and Race day starts at 9:30am on Saturday, August 3rd and runs all day.

Early Bird Registration closes May 1st:

REGISTER YOUR DRAGON BOAT TEAM

A PRE-PADDLING PARTY!

MONDAY, APRIL 23rd, 5-7PM KEG ‘N CORK

The Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival Planning Committee is inviting all interested team managers to join us at a pre-paddling party on Monday, April 29th. The 2019 Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival is July 31st – August 3rd and now is the time to think about getting your team together. Team Managers that have already registered or anyone interested in getting a dragon boat team together are invited to come to this free event at Keg n Cork on April 29th. There will be a short presentation and a drawing where one lucky attendee will WIN ½ OFF their team registration just by coming to the FREE Pre-Paddling Party. Join us in the basement of Keg ‘N Cork on Monday, April 29th from 5-7pm.


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.