Montana Dragon Boat Festival 2018

Paddles are up at The Montana Dragon Boat Festival

More than 40 teams and 1,000 participants from the U.S. and Canada will race in 46-foot dragon boats on Flathead Lake, the largest natural, fresh-water lake in the west. Each of the Hong Kong-style boats - with a dragon head at the bow and a dragon tail at the stern - holds a team of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steerer.

The festival will also include a Made-in-Montana food and artisan showcase in Volunteer Park at Lakeside.

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Event Dates

9/8/2018 – 9/9/2018

Admission Fee (if any)

Admission is free for spectators.

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

Type of Festival

Outdoor Activity

Event Setting

The Montana Dragon Boat Festival takes place at Volunteer Park in Lakeside.

Driving Directions

Lakeside is located 12 south of Kalispell on Highway 93.

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