Paddles Up! 12th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival featuring fun for the entire family. 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. Dragon Boat racing is fun, fast-paced and engaging for spectators. It’s currently the fastest growing water sport in the nation!
7:30 a.m. 5k Run/Walk
8:20 a.m.1/2k Kids Fun Run
8:00-10:00 a.m. Race Day Breakfast in the Dragon’s Den
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.* ROUND 1 HEATS: Dragon Boat Races
10:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m. Food Court Open
Morning Kids Scavenger Hunt
10:00 a.m.- Midnight Dragon’s Den open
1:30 – 4:15 p.m.* ROUND 2 HEATS: Dragon Boat Races
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Kids Activities
4:30 – 5:15 p.m.*
FINALS: Dragon Boat Races
APPROX 5:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – Midnight
Dragon’s Den Entertainment: A-List DJ & Lip Sync Battle!
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