2023 Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival

August 12, 2023 @ 7:00 am - 4:30 pmFree

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Saturday, August 12th, 2023 from 7:00 am – 4:30 pm at Lakeshore State Park


Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival is The Milwaukee Chinese Community is proud to present the Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival and continue the tradition of ethnic and cultural festivals in Milwaukee.  The highlight of the festival will be the Dragon Boat Races. Our mission is to showcase a variety of Chinese culture and traditions. Throughout the festival, there will be performances in traditional dance, Chinese folk music, and Martial Arts. There will be hands-on opportunities for the young and young-at-heart to make opera masks and lanterns, play traditional games, participate in a dragon parade, and even learning to speak and write Chinese.

7:00AM – Team Registration & Campsite Set up

7:30AM – Team Captains Report to the Finish Line/Judge Tent for Final Instructions

8:00AM – Start Qualifying Dragon Boat Race Heats

10:15AM – Opening Ceremony – Dotting the Eye of the Dragon

10:40AM – Start Semi-Final Dragon Boat Race Heats

12:30PM – Lunch Break/Cultural Performances

1:00PM – Start Final Dragon Boat Race Heats

3:45PM – Awards Ceremony/Beer Tent Celebrations

4:30PM – Festival End

Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (MKE Dragon Boat Fest)