• 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.

We are back on the beach for the 2021 Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash!  We are thrilled to announce that Lone Tree Revival will be the headliner for this summer’s Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash, Aug 13th & 14th, 2021.  Lone Tree Revival is an American Rock Band with a funky back beat and a soulful horn section. We are excited to bring this talented group of local artists to our stage. The Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash is now one of the longest standing events in the Midwest. We are proud that the community support and participation has made this distinction possible, and we are excited that teams are already registering for the 2021 event.

Highlighting this summer’s celebration is the band Lone Tree Revival, an American Rock Band with a funky back beat and a soulful horn section.



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.  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