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Event date: 8/26/2022 - 8/27/2022 Export event
Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival on Barker’s Island

Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival on Barker’s Island

August 26, and 27th

SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~  August 22, 2022 (LSNews)  The Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival will take place this weekend on Barker’s Island in Superior.

Back after a two-year absence due to the COVID pandemic, the festival begins Friday, August 26, at 3 p.m. with food trucks and the beer garden, followed by the opening ceremony at 6 p.m. Big Wave Dave and the Ripples will take the stage at 7 p.m. with Virgil Caine at 9 p.m.

Dragon boat races get underway at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 27. The festival will also include games and prizes beginning at 10 a.m. and running throughout the day, and 5K fun runs at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Food trucks and the beer garden open at 11 a.m. 

Live music and entertainment provided by Superior Porchfest at the Barker’s Island Festival Park Bandshell begins at 11 a.m. with the Sterling Silver Dance Studio, followed by ventriloquist Jeremy Lepak at 1 p.m., choral music from The Note-ables at 2 p.m. and blues rock from A Band Called Truman at 3:30 p.m. 

The Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival will conclude with final races at 4 p.m. and awards ceremony at 5 p.m.

Members of the media are welcome to practice racing with a team anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. August 23-26. Team practices are held at the Barker’s Island Marina public docs, located behind the Ship Store.   

Organized by Rotary Club of Superior, the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival is the largest event in Superior and has raised over $1.3 million to support charitable organizations in the Twin Ports. This year, the festival will be raising funds for 23rd Veteran, a local nonprofit focusing on military and veterans who have experienced trauma.

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