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!  It’s a community celebration with art, music, dragon boat racing, lighted boat parade and so much more! 


On land, festival goers will experience an art show with over 100 vendors, a chalk art competition, 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, lead 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! 


The Festival brings together dozens of organizations, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of participants. Dragon on the Lake offers something for everyone.