Opening Ceremony Kicks of 18th Annual Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: August 23, 2019 08:34 PM

The Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival is back for its 18th year at Barker's Island.

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Over 1,200 paddlers will be out on the bay participating in the 400-meter race.The free family-friendly event offers plenty of entertainment for everyone.

A flag ceremony took place at the opening ceremony where community members sang the American and Canadian national anthem. The opening ceremony involved the passing of the paddle and waking of the dragon.

Community members enjoyed delicious fair food, beverage tents, music performances and a firework display. Teams got some last minute training in before Saturday’s big event.

The event is put together by the Harbortown Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Superior, and Superior Sunrise Centennial Rotary Club. The charitable focus this year is to give back to the homeless community.

The race starts at 8 a.m. Saturday. For more information, click here.


Alejandra Palacios

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