The Dragon Festival turns 20 this year! Come see us this year at Phalen Lake, St.Paul July 11th from 8:30am-7pm. A one-day of fabulous, colorful day of celebrating Asian-Pacific cultures.
The dragon boat races are an integral part of the Dragon Festival. Our goal for the races is to bring to life the history of dragon boat racing and to encourage everyone to participate in a team sport that originated in China. Starting in 2020, the boat teams will take part in races over the one day event.
Be sure to bring your adventurous appetites as their many authentic foods available, activities for children, food trucks, merchandise vendors, and resource vendors from all over the Twin Cities; there is something for everyone. This mid-summer event is family friendly and fosters a leisure and safe experience. Except for the Boat Races which are all out competing.
If you would like to participate in the event as a boat team or a vendor or a performer, find the menu items across the top of this page. Keep in mind we are a non-profit organization and always appreciate sponsorships. Otherwise, just mark your calendars and plan on coming. Front row, lakeside seat guaranteed for the Dragon Boat races. No reservations required.