Event Schedule

Friday, August 9, 2019

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Badger Lake Kennedy Park Highlighting this summer’s celebration again is the band Boogie & the Yo-Yo’z. They are not a Pop band, a Country band, or a Rock band. They are an Everything band.  Boogie & the Yo-Yo’z ( was a big hit in 2014 and 2015, we can’t wait for their return performance! Team Dinner, Children’s Activities, Presentation of Colors, Introduction of Teams & Awakening of the Dragon Ceremony – All part of Friday night’s celebration.  #ThisIsFortDodge

Event-Schedule-PicSaturday, August 10, 2019

Beginning at 7:00 am Badger Lake Kennedy Park Start Saturday morning off with the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. Racing starts as 8:00 am and  will go on through out the day.  Each race will consist of one 300 meter heat. All teams will compete in at least 1 time trial race.  The teams will be ranked based on total times of time trial race/races and grouped into divisions based on those rankings.  The top teams in each division will compete for divisional championships. A Breast Cancer Survivor Ceremony precedes the divisional racing champions and the day ends with the Awards Ceremony. A large array of food and drink will be available.  Alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be brought on site. Beer will be available for purchase. #ThisIsFortDodge

The 23rd Annual Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash

Friday August 9, 2019

Badger Lake Kennedy Park

Fort Dodge IA 

5:30 p.m. Gates Open

Team Dinner Begins

6:00 Children’s Games

6:45 Presentation of Colors

6:50 Introduction of Teams

7:00 – 8:30 “Boogie & the Yo-Yo’z” takes the stage

8:30 Awakening of the Dragon Ceremony

9:00 – 10:30 “Boogie & the Yo-Yo’z” 

Fireworks Finale


Saturday August 10, 2019

Badger Lake Kennedy Park

Fort Dodge IA

7:00 – 10:00 a.m. Noon Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

8:00 Captain’s Meeting

8:30 Racing All Day

Breast Cancer Survivor Ceremony (during lunch)

Awards Following Racing

Shimkat Cup presentation