Dragon on the Lake

Downtown Lake Orion. August 27 – 30, 2020. 

Downtown Lake Orion comes alive during the Orion Art Center’s annual Dragon on the Lake Festival! We’re celebrating art, music, Dragon Boat Racing and a lot of fun, with an event for all ages.

Paddles Up!

For over 35 years the Orion Art Center has worked to nurture artistic spirit, with classes, camps, scholarships, exhibits and special events. There are two things they love: infusing art into the community and connecting people with each other. Dragon on the Lake does both!

The festival brings together dozens of organizations, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of participants. From Dragon Boat Races on Lake Orion, to loads of entertainment, there’s something for everyone.



From Dragon Boat Races, to loads of entertainment, there’s something for everyone.


Imagine 20 paddlers trying to move as one, all in a 41 foot dragon boat! It’s a blast.


As the festival continues to grow, so does the opportunity to raise money for charity.


We rely on the dedication and generosity of hundreds of volunteers each year.

Dragon Boat Racing

22 People. 1 Boat. 300 Meters.

Long after the ride is over, the pride and purpose remain to become building blocks for the future.