Montana Dragon Boat Festival

Montana Dragon Boat Festival in Lakeside Montana

Lakeside MontanaJoin the fun at Lakeside’s Montana’s Annual Dragon Boat Festival the first week of September. Teams from Montana, and across the U.S. and Canada compete. Watch teams consisting of 20 paddlers, a steerer and a drummer race to the finish in 46- foot-long Hong Kong-style boats.

Enjoy live music, children’s activities and a Made-in-Montana vendor fair. Food and beverage vendors will be onsite.

Don’t miss this free event on Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River. The festival is expected to attract 3,000 spectators and 2,000 racers, drawing visitors from the Pacific Northwest and Canada, where the sport of Dragon Boat Racing has become increasingly popular.