Capital Lakes DragonFest

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1602 Vilas Park Dr. - Madison, WI 53715
Information: 608-255-2537

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What is 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. Capital Lakes DragonFest is hosted by TEAMSurvivor Madison, a nonprofit based in Madison that provides year-round fitness programs to women cancer survivors. Last year’s festival had more than 1000 spectators cheering on 700 paddlers as they “paddled with a purpose” on Lake Wingra. This year we anticipate having 40 boats with more than 800 paddlers registering for our biggest year yet. Gather your peers, friends, and family to form a team of 20 paddlers, 3 alternates and 1 drummer. 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! Visit us online for details and register before May 15th to secure your spot! See you on the water and Paddles Up!

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