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15th Annual Dragon Boat Festival

Join us the 1st weekend in August!

We’re excited to have you join us at the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival – August 4 – 7, 2021! From the exceptional viewing area, energizing races, extraordinary team villages, excellent kids activities and evening entertainment, we have something exciting for the whole family. The festival is located along the shores of beautiful Lake Bemidji (on Bemidji Avenue/Hwy 197 – to the left of the Paul & Babe statues).



Festival Schedule

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Practice Sessions

Everyone is welcome to watch!

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Annual Taco Fundraiser

Sponsored by Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota

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Dragon's Den Open

Sponsor Appreciation Night

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Practice Sessions

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Dragon's Den Entertainment

Featuring Rhonda & Orlando on the Sanford Center Stage

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Food Court Open

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Dragon's Den Open

Sponsor Appreciation Night

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Practice Sessions

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Annual Cornhole Tournament

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Dragon’s Den Entertainment

Mix 103.7 Live

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Food Court Open

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Merchandise Tent Open

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Dragon's Den Open

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Practice Sessions

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Parade of Teams & Opening Ceremony

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Mandatory SPRINT CUP Team Managers Meeting

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Annual Dondelinger GM Sprint Cup Races

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Dragon’s Den Entertainment

Fun Pianos – Dueling Piano Show on the Sanford Center Stage

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Annual 5K Run/Walk

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1/2K Kids Fun Run

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Race Day Breakfast

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Mandatory ALL TEAM Managers Meeting

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Merchandise Tent Open

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ROUND 1 HEATS: Dragon Boat Races

*All Race Times are tentative. Official race start times will be determined and posted after team registration deadline in mid-July. Race Final start/end times are estimates and subject to race day circumstances. Please be aware they may start/end earlier or later than listed here.

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Dragon's Den Open

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Food Court Open

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ROUND 2 HEATS: Dragon Boat Races

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FINALS: Dragon Boat Races

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Awards & Closing Ceremony

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Dragon's Den Entertainment

Corey Medina & Brothers on the Sanford Center Stage

Sponsors

Festival Founders

Title Sponsor

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