A different kind of boat will be taking to Lake Phalen this weekend. Dragon boats—long canoe-like structures with colorful embellishments—will race to the beat of a drum. Cheer the boats on from land. Other cultural offerings celebrating Pan-Asian culture include karate and martial arts demonstrations, traditional dance performances, hands-on art activities for kids, and tasty eats. Enjoy live music and a sunny walking path as well. For more info, visit www.dragonfestival.org.