After having an emergency repair done on the dam over the weekend, we started the week off with a solar eclipse! And if that wasn’t exciting enough, now we’re getting ready for one of Lake Orion’s biggest and most-loved events, The Orion Art Center’s Dragon on the Lake!
The festivities kick off Thursday with a foam party for kids from 3-6 pm and adults only from 7-10 pm at the Dragon pub. Also that night is a Chili cook-off featuring local fire departments battling to impress you with their best chili recipes, along with a live comedy show.
Friday features a lighted Boat parade out on Lake Orion as well as craft beer and wine tasting at the Orion Art Center. Enjoy a live drawing experience along with your frosty beverage from 6-9 pm. Starting at 7:30 pm listen to live music featuring Daniel Champagne and then rock out to the 80’s inspired Rockstar on the Main stage.
Saturday gets busy with a chalk art contest through-out downtown, a Jet Ski show and, for the first time ever, an 80’s Prom Costume contest from 6-9 pm!
The Dragon boats will be practicing on Saturday, and Sunday morning the races get started at 9:30 am, finishing with the Award ceremony at 6:30 pm at the Dragon Pub/Main Stage.
There are even more bands playing on Saturday and Sunday!
For more information, click here to go to the Dragon on the Lake website and then scroll to the bottom of the page for more details!