Downtown Lake Orion comes alive during the Orion Art Center’s annual Dragon on the Lake Festival! The festival sprawls throughout Downtown and onto Lake Orion! On land, festival goers will experience an art show with over 100 vendors, a chalk art competition, Dragons Den filled with family fun, Dragon on the Run 5k, the Dragon Pub which features local music artists during the day and well-known party bands at night. On the lake, the festival kicks off with a lighted boat parade, led by a fire breathing dragon! Over the weekend teams of 22 compete in the dragon boat races rowing over 300 meters for the win! Dragon Boat Races are the ultimate team building event and is the fastest growing water sport in the world! Plus. a performance by Typhoon Tommy Stunt Show will WOW the crowd! It’s a community celebration with art, music, family fun, nightlife and so much more!

For over 36 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.

Event Calendar

Thursday, August 26, 2021 

Event Hours: 5:00pm- 11:00pm

Food Vendors 5:00pm – 11:00pm 

Dragon Pub 5:00pm – 11:00pm 

Friday, August 27, 2021 Event 

Event Hours: 12:00pm – 12:30am

Tiki Bar 12:00pm – 12:30am 

Dragon Village Vendors 12:00pm – 8:00pm 

Little Dragon Den 12:00pm – 8:00pm 

Food Vendors 12:00pm – 11:00pm 

Dragon Pub 5:00pm -11:30pm 


Saturday, August 28, 2021 

Event Hours: 10:00am – 12:30am

Boat Practice 9:00am – 6pm 

Dragon Village Vendors 10:00am – 7:00pm 

Little Dragon Den 10:00am – 8:00pm

Chalk Art Challenge 10:00am – 5:00pm  

Food Vendors 10:00am -10:00pm 

Tiki Bar 11:00am – 12:30am 

Dragon Pub 5:00pm – 11:30pm 

Sunday, August 29, 2021 

Event Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm

Boat Races Opening Ceremonies 9:30am 

Boat Races 9:45am – 4:00pm 

Tiki Bar 10:00am – 6:00pm 

Little Dragons Den 10:00am – 6:00pm 

Chalk Art Challenge 10:00am – 4:00pm  

Dragon Village Vendors 10:00am – 6:00pm 

Food Vendors 10:00am – 6:00pm 

Dragon Pub 12:00pm – 6:00pm