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

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 a rock concert on the beach 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.

Join us for our 26th Year – Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash, Aug 11th & 12th, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that Band K will be the headliner for this summer’s Bash.  Band K’s signature style has become synonymous with a diverse collection of classic rock and country.  We are excited to bring this talented trio of artists to our stage.

Band K (thebandk.com)

The Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash is now one of the longest standing events in the Midwest. We are proud to celebrate our 26th year with the community, teams and participants that has made this distinction possible.


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 Link

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Joann Fegley and Liisa Reimann have scheduled a new session of their Level I Dragon Boat Steering Course - Part A 🛶This four-week online course covers theory, safety, boat commands, boat operation, and principles of racing. Self-paced modules are coupled with a Facebook community and live weekly coaching calls.Participants are also expected to log at least 6 steering hours with their home team, then submit them to instructors for approval prior to registering for Part B.The fee for this course (Part A only) is $249, and it begins on March 6th. Come learn how to steer!To register, go to: surgefitness.net/dragon-boat-steering-course #dragonboat #dragonboats #usdragonboat #USDBF ... See MoreSee Less
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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.  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.