We’re excited to have you join us at the 12th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival – August 2-5, 2017! 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 2017 festival schedule and detailed event information will be posted as the event nears. What you can expect:

MONDAYJULY 31ST 2017

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Practice Sessions – Everyone is welcome to watch!

TUESDAYAUGUST 1ST 2017

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Practice Sessions – Everyone is welcome to watch!

WEDNESDAYAUGUST 2ND 2017

4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Beverages available in the Dragon’s Den
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Practice Sessions – Everyone is welcome to watch!
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Entertainment in the Dragon’s Den featuring: The Acoust Hicks

THURSDAYAUGUST 3RD 2017

5:00 p.m.
Food Court & Dragon’s Den open
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Practice Sessions – Everyone is welcome to watch!
Evening
Sponsor Appreciation Night
6:30 p.m.
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Entertainment: Mix 103.7Live from the Dragon’s Den

FRIDAYAUGUST 4TH 2017

10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Food Court Open
Noon – Midnight
Dragon’s Den open
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Practice Sessions – Everyone is welcome to watch!
6:30 p.m.
Mandatory SPRINT CUP Team Managers Meeting
8:30 p.m.
Entertainment: Corey Medina & Brothers in the Dragon’s Den

SATURDAYAUGUST 5TH 2017

8:00 a.m. NEW TIME
4th Annual 5k Run/Walk
9:00 a.m.
8:00-10:00 a.m.
Race Day Breakfast in the Dragon’s Den
8:45 a.m.
Mandatory ALL TEAM Managers Meeting
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.*
6:00 p.m. – Midnight
Dragon’s Den Entertainment: A-List DJ & Lip Sync Battle!

*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.