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

After much  careful consideration the Badger Lake Dragon Boat Association regrets to announce the cancellation of the 24th Annual Badger Lake Dragon  Boat Bash that was previously scheduled for August 7th & 8th at Badger Lake, Kennedy Park. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. With the ongoing public health threat due to COVID-19 cancelling this year’s event, while a difficult decision, is undoubtedly the right thing to do. Even if larger events were permitted later this summer or fall we believe the requirements to protect our participants, volunteers and community members would make attempting to produce this event unreachable.

While we are disappointed to cancel the 2020 event we are pleased to announce the 2021 event will be held August 13th & 14th at Badger Lake, Kennedy Park. Our Friday night entertainment will feature Fort Dodge’s own “Lone Tree Revival.” Traditional Dragon Boat races will be held Saturday, August 14th.

We hope you will understand and respect our decision to cancel. We look forward to seeing everyone next summer.



The Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash May  have been cancelled this year but to commemorate The lost season we designed a special event shirt. Please help us offset expenses we have incurred this year by buying a shirt or two..,, We’ll be back next year and hope to see you all August 13th & 14th, 2021.  BLDBA 2020 Shirt Order

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.  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