Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival

Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival 2015

The Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival was held Saturday, Aug. 6, at Half Moon Beach in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Fifty-two teams paddled sleek, Hong Kong-style dragon boats along a 250-meter course on Half Moon Lake. This fresh and exciting festival promotes community wellness and teamwork, and raises funds to support hospice services.

Yí lú píng ān 

(Have a safe journey)

2016 Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival

Thank you to all the 2016 Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival participants, spectators, sponsors and volunteers. Together, we tamed those dragons and raised awareness for hospice services in our area.

2016 photo gallery
2016 race results
2016 Spirit Awards:

  • Best dressed drummer: Return of the Denti, May the Floss Be With You – Menomonie Street Dental
  • Most decorated tent: Paddles of Fury – Mayo Clinic Health System Cancer Center
  • Spirit: Gyno-Might – Mayo Clinic Health System Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Amy Eitrheim speaks about her husband's, Dr. David Eitrheim, chosen path after he was diagnosed with cancer. The moments made and the times shared in those final months revealed support, comfort, dignity and joy. Hospice, provided by Mayo Clinic Health System, allowed Dave to finish his race on his terms.

    DB 2016 Sponsors

    Connect with our Golden, Silver and Bronze sponsors:
    WEAU TV-13
    Mega Co-op
    Eau Claire Anesthesiologists
    Ronald McDonald House Charities
    Dove Healthcare
    NBI — National Business Institute
    Market & Johnson
    Midwest Family Broadcasting