2013 Winners

Gold Division Champs

2013 Gold Division Champs - HydraHeads

Gold Division 2nd Place

2013 Gold Division 2nd Place - River City Dragons
River City Dragons

Gold Division 3rd Place

2013 Gold Division 3rd Place - Pine Tree Paddlers
Pine Tree Paddlers

Silver Division Champs

2013 Silver Division Champs - Deep Diggers
Deep Diggers

Bronze Division Champs

2013 Bronze Division Champs - Dragon Flies
Dragon Flies

Dondleinger GM Sprint Cup

2013 Dondleinger GM Sprint Cup - River City Dragons
River City Dragons

Education Cup

2013 Education Cup - Beaver Fever
Beaver Fever

Family Cup

2013 Family Cup - 1212 Crew
1212 Crew

Manufacturer’s Cup

2013 Manufacturer’s Cup - Maximum Rowtation
Maximum Rowtation

Health Cup

2013 Health Cup - Oar We There Yet
Oar We There Yet

Contractor’s Cup

2013 Contractor’s Cup - Pine Tree Paddlers
Pine Tree Paddlers

Best Team Name

2013 Best Team Name - Ova Achievers
Ova Achievers

Best Team Village

2013 Best Team Village - Sanford Health Super Heroes
Sanford Health Super Heroes

Best Team Look

2013 Best Team Look - The Scourge
The Scourge

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Festival Schedule

Mon. July 28

5-9 p.m.
Practice Sessions

Tue. July 29

5-9 p.m.
Practice Sessions

Wed. July 30

Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota Annual Taco Fundraiser

11 a.m.-8 p.m. in the Dragon’s Den

Tacos served on fry bread or flour tortilla with all the trimmings, ice cream and pop.

Cost is $7 with all proceeds going to Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota.

The Acoust Hicks live in the Dragon’s Den

5 - 8 p.m in the Dragon’s Den

4-9 p.m.
Dragon’s Den open
5-9 p.m.
Practice Sessions

Thu, July 31

5 p.m.
Food Court & Dragon’s Den Open

Evening Entertainment

4th Annual Dragon Boat Cornhole Tournament

Cost is $20 per team of 2 and includes 2 drink tokens. Proceeds go to American Cancer Society Beltrami County Relay for Life. Register online, limited to first 64 teams. On-site registration will only be available if tournament is not filled in advance.

For tournament rules click here.

Mix 103.7 Live from the Dragon’s Den

5- 9 p.m.
Practice Sessions

Friday, August 1

10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Food Court Open
Dragon’s Den Open
Noon - 5 p.m.
Practice Sessions
6:00 p.m.
Parade of Teams Ceremonies
Immediately following Mandatory Team Manager Meeting

The Acoust Hicks

The Acoust Hicks live on the Sanford Center Stage immediately following Sprint Cup Races

Saturday, August 2

Race Day!

Bemidji Dragon Boat 5k Run/Walk

7:30 a.m. Bemidji Waterfront Click here for more details.

Race Day Breakfast in the Dragon’s Den

8-10 a.m. in the Dragon’s Den

Pancakes and sausage links donated by Countryside Restaurant with coffee donated by Dunn Brothers. Free will donation, all the proceeds go to Beltrami County Relay for Life.

Sponsored by

Countryside Restaurant
Dunn Brothers
8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Races Round 1
10 a.m
Food Court Opens
12:00 p.m.
Dragon’s Den Open
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Races Round 2
4:45 - 5:15 p.m.**
Race Finals
5:15 P.M.
Awards Ceremony (immediately following Finals)


Trobadour live on the Sanford Center Stage immediately following Awards Ceremony

9 p.m.
Food Court Closes
Dragon’s Den Closes

*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.

Exclusive multi-festival discount offer!


The Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival and the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival have teamed up to offer a $200 discount to teams that participate in both races this year. Once a team has registered for both festivals, a $100 discount will be applied to each registration.

Aug 22 – 23

Barker’s Island, Superior, WI

2013 Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival Canoe Raffle

Congratulations to Jim Sparke of Baraboo, Wisconsin, the winner of the Old Town Canoe. A big thank you to Old Town Canoe & Kayak for the wonderful donation, we raised over $1,800 with the raffle all the proceeds go to the festival.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 6:06 AM