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Capital Lakes DragonFest

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What’s a dragon boat festival? A popular summertime event and proven crowd pleaser, dragon boat festivals feature 40 foot-long boats – each filled with 20 people paddling in unison, a steersman, and a drummer – racing each other along a watery course, while bringing friends, family and community together for a common cause. Our last festival had more than 1000 spectators cheering on 700 paddlers participating in teams from corporations, businesses, schools and families while they “paddled with a purpose” on Lake Wingra. This year, we anticipate having 39 boats with more than 900 paddlers registering for our biggest year yet. Form a team of 20 paddlers, 3 alternates and 1 drummer, made up of your peers, friends and/or family. We provide a coach, experienced steersperson and a practice session so your team is ready for an action-packed day on the water. You bring a team and we provide the fun! Be an official sponsor of DragonFest. Details of sponsorship opportunities and benefits are on our website.