There’s a dragon boater in all of us!
Registration for the 2017 Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival is now open, and we’re calling…. well everyone! That’s right—from first-time paddlers to seasoned racers, everyone is welcome. It’s easy to register a team, and you don’t need any experience to join in on the fun — in fact, we like to think there’s a dragon boater in all of us!
Each team consists of a maximum of 25 people: 20 paddlers (eight must be women), a drummer, a steersperson, a manager and two alternates. Registration is $900 per team — that’s just $36 per person! Paddlers must be at least 14 years of age, but there are plenty of other ways youngsters can get involved through volunteering and festival events!
71 teams registered for the 2016 festival. We are expecting over 85 teams for the 2017 festival – that equates to 2,100 participants. Including families, visitors, and general traffic, the festival grounds may include anywhere from 8000-10,000 people enjoying the event at any one time.