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Get ready for a special video message from our long-standing presenting sponsor of the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival, Tim Hortons!

Paddles rise to celebrate a special milestone year as teams are gearing up to take to the waters of Kempenfelt Bay for the 20th annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival hosted by the Barrie Public Library and presented by Tim Hortons! With team registration selling out in recording time, the library is thrilled to welcome 35 teams to this year’s event! The ongoing success of this event could not be possible without the unwavering support of our community of paddlers, volunteers and sponsors and we want to take this opportunity to showcase our Presenting Sponsor Tim Hortons and thank local store owners throughout Barrie and surrounding area for continuing to make our community a better place to live by investing in events like the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival.Don’t miss out on the excitement – watch the video now!

The 20th annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2024, at Heritage Park. Races will take place on Barrie's Kempenfelt Bay. For more information or to become a event volunteer, please visit


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