Cool Hunting Video Presents: Kemps Milk Carton Boat Races

Coming up on four decades of competition, the Kemps Milk Carton Boat Races offers fierce competition and creative designs

In this video we travel to Minneapolis to witness the 37th annual Kemps Milk Carton Boat Races. Started as a publicity stunt by a local dairy, every year teams build and race boats made almost entirely out of empty milk cartons as part of Minneapolis’ annual summer Aquatennial. With pirate galleons, floating tea parties and cow-themed entries all barely afloat on Lake Calhoun, the event is the epitome of Midwestern summer fun.