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Videos and photos from the 2011 Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival held in Superior, Wisconsin in a protected bay of Lake Superior. The Superior Dragonboat Race is one the largest in North America. Arashi, a team from Racine was overall winner in the Gold Division. Wiki Wiki Wahine, an all womens team, was second overall.

Credit to Ross Reinhold of SuperiorTrails.com

Laura Velvet and the Bookhouse – Slow Sin Jazz

Laura Velvet and the Bookhouse Boys performing the Silencio song "Slow Sin Jazz" at the Pier B Valentines Day Show. Video production by the amazing Jeff PeabodyDisclaimer: Per the request of John Heino, the performance represented is historical: John Heino is no longer the keyboard player in Laura Velvet as of 8 Jan 2019

Posted by Laura Velvet on Monday, February 26, 2018

Thanks to everyone who came out to Sir Ben's last Saturday to listen, sing, dance and party with us. It means a whole lot to us! Cheers to a great week ahead! Mark, Ed & Dan

Posted by Mackie Brothers on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Stray Cats T-Shirt | Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival

Stray Cats – They’re There for the Party!

Don’t have a team, but still want to paddle? Sign up as an individual paddlers for $40 and we’ll match you with other paddlers without a boat. It’s a great way to enjoy some outdoor comradery and to make new friends. What a bachelor/bachelorette party this could b! Ten bachelors and ten batchelorettes teamed up together for a wet and wild time!

Maybe you’re from out of town and want to come to the festival and try your hand at paddling. Sign yourself and your spouse up for a rolicking good time at the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival. Plus you get one of these cool “Stray Cats” T-Shirts to strut your stuff in!

Click HERE to register as a “Stray Cat!”

TV interview prior to 2017 Festival

Zero Teams Cancel during Rainy 2017 Festival

Cool temperatures and torrential downpours didn’t stop the annual Dragon Boats festival from happening on Barker’s Island (read more…)

Dragon Boat Races Take Over Barker’s Island

The funds raised through the event go to Twin Ports Rotary Clubs and the Essentia Health Foundation (read more…)

Scenic Pathways

We are told by race publicist Jim Kehoe that this is one of the largest Dragon Boat Festivals in the country. (read more…)

Superior Trails

One of the summer highlights in the Duluth / Superior area is the annual Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival. (read more…)

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Even Stray Cats Paddle!

Even Stray Cats Paddle!

Want to paddle, but don’t have a team? No problem. The Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival offers individual paddlers the...

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