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14th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival-Opening Ceremonies
August 2 @ 12:00 pm- 11:59 pm CDT
Paddles Up! 14th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival featuring fun for the entire family kicks off with a parade, opening ceremony that includes the “Waking of the Dragon”, sprint races and live music.
Festivities start with an opening Parade of Teams led by the staff and students of Concordia’s Sen Lin Hu Chinese language village and their wonderful dragon and drum crew. See many teams chant and hand out candy or other goodies from their sponsoring business. The Parade will start in the “Team Village” (Library Park).
Next is the Opening Ceremony with a few short welcome speeches and the “Waking of the Dragon”.
Next join us as we host the Friday Night Sprint Cup races, a 200 meter course (approx. 1/2 length of regular race) where each team will race twice.
Close the night out with a live band in the Dragon’s Den immediately following the races.