• Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash, Kennedy Lake in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

THE BADGER LAKE DRAGON BOAT ASSOCIATION continues with 22 years of Dragon Boating in Fort Dodge, Iowa| August 10 & 11, 2018. The Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash is one of the premier community events in Fort Dodge. The event is a fun filled, family friendly weekend that includes everything from the biggest dance party the beach at Kennedy Park has seen, to the thrill of community teams competing in the centuries old Chinese sport of dragon boat racing.  It’s the perfect mix of community building and team building, not to mention a ton of fun. Highlighting this summer’s celebration again is the band POP ROCKS. With four lead vocalists POP ROCKS brings the best of today’s hottest top 40 hits, throwback hip- hop, pop country, part rock and timeless classics. POP ROCKS (www.poprocks.com) is an unparalleled live show that will deliver a night of entertainment Fort Dodge won’t soon forget. Whether you want to register a team, volunteer or join in sponsoring the event – be a part of this unique, community & team building event!



There are many opportunities for Volunteers to assist with the event.

  • Concessions
  • Merchandise Sales
  • Parking
  • Registration
  • Information Desk
  • Set-up/Clean-up
  • Starting line
  • Staging/Boat Loading
  • Finish Line/Timing
  • Runners/Results Board
  • Children’s Activities
  • Gates Staff

Most volunteer positions are needed in 4-hour shifts on Friday, & Saturday. Some shifts start earlier than others. We would love to include you: Volunteer Form

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Silent Auction

The Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash includes a silent auction beginning Friday night that benefits Trinity Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center.  The auction closes at noon on Saturday.  This will be the 12th year for the auction.  The auction grows each year and one can expect to bid on a fabulous assortment of items and baskets donated by individuals and businesses from around the community. 

Silent Auction Donation Form