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Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival
August 25, 2017 4:00 pm
August 26, 2017 10:00 pm
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August 23, 2017
Barker's Island
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300 Marina Drive, Superior, WI, 54880, United States
Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon boat racing is not only one of the fastest growing water sports in the world; it is also one of the most exciting! As one of the largest festivals of its kind, The Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival in Superior holds this community-building tradition on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th, 2017.

Watch the races at Barker’s Island, feast on fantastic food, enjoy celebratory music, song and dance, shop the craft fair, and commemorate the weekend with a time-honored awards ceremony.

On the first festival day, Barker’s Island is transformed into a small city where thousands of people from the Midwest U.S. and central Canada join in community, camaraderie and competition. It’s a weekend of live music and dancing, fantastic food, hay rides, children’s crafts and entertainment, and an awards ceremony. The Lake City Smokin’ Section will be performing on the Main Stage Friday night from 6:30pm-9:00pm. After that, the Mackie Brothers will perform in the Beer Tent from 9pm-11pm.

Saturday the 26th features more boats and parades, a new Bags Tournament, the Craft Fair, the Rose Petal Ceremony, Korean Sword Demonstrations, children’s activities, and of course the final race heats and the closing awards ceremony.

You’ll find the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival in Superior just off U.S. 2/53 (2nd Street) close to Highways 13, 35, and I-535.

Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival Address:

300 Marina Drive
Superior, WI 54880
(715) 395-6169