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Welcome To The 6th Annual Montana Dragon Boat Festival

Montana Dragon Boat Festival Map

Montana Dragon Boat Festival Map

Come for the races, stay for the fun!

Tail End of Summer Party at the Montana Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, Sept 8, 2018  •  1:00-5:00pm  •   Volunteer Park, Lakeside

►Live music, craft beers and local food trucks

►Sign up for Montana's first Paddle Board Boxing Tournament

     A 17ft x 5 ft SUP board is the boxing rink
    1:1 matches, men's and women's divisions, 2 matches guaranteed
     Limited to 16 people per division
     Giant boxing gloves, PFD and helmets provided
     Championship cash and merchandise prizes awarded
     $20 per person. 

►On-shore games for all ages: giant corn hole, bottle bash & more

Schedule of Events 2018


12:00-5:00 pm         Run of Course - paddler and team on-water practice
5:30-9:30pm            Paddler Welcome Party and Briefing
                                Lakeside Town Center, 306 Stoner Loop
                                Team check-in (for captains) 5:30-6:00 and                                                           6:30-7:30 
                                Paddler briefing 6:00-6:30
                                Live music, food & beverages available for purchase

8:30am                     Races begin - Saturday races are 200 meters
9:30-11:30am          Live Music by Steve Eckels, Entertainment Pavilion
10:00am-4:00pm     Dragon Lair Kids Activity Area - Free

12:00pm                   African Peace Drummers
12:30pm                   Cancer Survivor Rose Ceremony
1:00-2:30pm            Races Continue                     
1:30-5:00pm            Tail End of Summer Party
                                   Live Music - Billy Angel & Fresh Ink
Paddle Board Boxing Tournament, REGISTER
                                   $20 entry fee, cash and merchandise prizes.
                                   Bar W Ranch Rodeo Race - 2,000 meters

                                   Festival Games - giant corn hole,  human foosball
                                           and more, open to all ages.

6:00pm                     Festival closes
All day enjoy food trucks and Montana craft beer 

8:30am                      Races begin - Sunday races are 500 meters
9:30-11:30am           Music by Dan Dubuque, Entertainment Pavilion
10:00am-2:00pm     Dragon Lair Kids Activity Area - FREE

11:45am                    Best Team Chant Contest
12:15pm                    Free Kids Race sponsored by Kalispell KIDDS

                                                (sign-ups begin 8:30am, 10 and under must have parent in boat)
12:30-1:30pm           Hula Performance by Halau ka Waikahe Lani                                                Malie
1:00pm                       Championship rounds
3:00pm                       Award Ceremony                                             
5:00pm                       Festival closes
ll day enjoy food trucks and Montana craft beer

*Times are approximate and subject to change*

FREE Admission and Parking

Free admission to the Montana Dragon Boat Festival

Free parking at designated festival parking lots (see event map)

Please no dogs or outside alcohol