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Montana Dragon Boat Festival returning to Flathead Lake

KALISPELL – The Kalispell Convention & Visitor Bureau will host the Montana Dragon Boat Festival this weekend.

Teams from around the country will be racing 46-foot-long traditional Hong Kong-style dragon boats.

The festival has been a favorite since its founding in 2012, drawing thousands of people to Flathead Lake for two days of exciting races.

The event has contributed more than $6 million in economic impact to Kalispell and the surrounding area.

This year’s festival will take place in Lakeside Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.until  5 p.m. and admission and parking is free for spectators

The Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce will take over as presenter of the festival next year and it will be held at Wayfarers State Park.

Click here to view a schedule of events for the Montana Dragon Boat Festival.

-Nicole Miller reporting for MTN News

Mark Thorsell

Mark Thorsell

Mark Thorsell is a digital content producer and editor at KPAX and KAJ. He is originally from Connecticut and moved to Montana over a dozen years ago. Mark has worked as a journalist for 25 years.
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