E-Editions | Subscriptions | Contact Us | About Us | Classifieds | FREE Classified – Items Under $50 | Photos | FREE E-Editions
The Lakeland Times | Minocqua, Wisc.

Jim Tait 02/01-02/28/17

home : community : events/concerts August 23, 2017

8/11/2017 7:27:00 AM
Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival on Aug. 19
Benefitting the Howard Young Foundation, Inc.
Dean Hall/Lakeland Times

The Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival will take place on Aug. 19 at Torpy Park.
Dean Hall/Lakeland Times

The Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival will take place on Aug. 19 at Torpy Park.

On Saturday, Aug. 19, the 2nd annual Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival will take place at Torpy Park in downtown Minocqua.

This event benefits the Howard Young Foundation and is made possible by the many sponsors involved. Help by pledging to a team of dragon boat racers or volunteer at the event.

From 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, dragon boat teams can check in with registration and team Tent Set Up.

Saturday, Aug. 19 starts with a mandatory 7:15 a.m. Captain's Meeting. The Opening Ceremony begins the event at 8 a.m., followed by the first round of races beginning at 8:30 a.m. Three teams will race approximately every 10 minutes. At 3 p.m., the final round of races begins and an awards ceremony begins at 4 p.m.

It's a sight to see, as 45-foot boats are powered by 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson. From the zany team themes and costumes to the cheering and live music, the day is filled with fun and entertainment - all for a great cause. Every dollar raised supports the Howard Young Foundation's mission to ensure excellent health care for all who live and visit the area. Support is as easy as ... a day at the beach.

The races aren't the only thing happening Saturday. Enjoy a variety of activities including beer, food, and children's activities. The Forbidden City Food Court, provided by the Minocqua Lady Lions Club, will have tastes from around the world. Enjoy unique food and refreshments while watching the paddlers or taking in a performance on the stage.

The Dragon Breath Beer Garden will also be serving beer and wine provided by the Lakeland Noon Rotary Club on the upper level of Torpy Park. The Marketplace has souvenirs to commemorate this event. Proceeds will be donated to the Howard Young Foundation to advance the health and wellness of all people in the communities we serve.

There are 26 registered teams and with each team there are 20 paddles, one steersperson and one drummer per boat. That means around 3,000 to 4,000 visitors could be coming just for the Dragon Boat Festival.

No experience is necessary and those interested in paddling can call the foundation office at 715-439-4005, as there may be teams who are still looking for paddlers.

Visit www.minocquadragonboat.com to pledge, volunteer, or for more information.





Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search
search sponsored by



Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE












American Investigator





Life | Snow/Trail Conditions | Road Conditions | Wisconsin Lottery | Facebook

Lakeland Printing, Inc. • P.O. Box 790 • Minocqua, WI 54548

The Lakeland Times • The Northwoods Super Shopper
Phone: (715) 356-5236 • Fax: (715) 358-2121

Members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Community Papers, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Software © 1998-2017
1up! Software
, All Rights Reserved