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Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival Begins Friday Evening

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SUPERIOR, WI (KDAL) - The 2013 Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival will feature a hundred teams competing for bragging rights and raising money for the Twin Ports Rotary Clubs and their charitable partner the Essentia Health Foundation.  The festival begins with the parade of teams and the "waking of the dragon" ceremony at 6 p-m Friday.  That will be followed by music from "Mynx" on the main stage at 6:45 and fireworks at around 8:50.  A pancake breakfast begins at 7 a-m Saturday and races will be held starting at 8 and continuing through the afternoon.  WIth 8 to 10 thousand people expected to attend over the two days, officials recommend parking at the Mariner Mall and taking the shuttle bus to Barkers Island.  More information can be found at lakesuperiordragons.com

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