Barrie Dragon Boat Festival

Barrie Dragon Boat Festival presented by Tim Hortons logoSaturday, August 17, 2024

The Barrie Public Library is the proud host of the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival! Held annually in beautiful Heritage Park, the festival brings teams together for a fun-filled day of camaraderie and fundraising while racing dragon boats on Kempenfelt Bay. 

The Barrie Dragon Boat Festival presented by Tim Hortons, is made possible by the support of our sponsors, volunteers, and community partners and teams. Between 2003 and 2023, the festival has raised over 2 million dollars for more than 60 charities-- including the Barrie Public Library's Future Branches Campaign.

We are officially SOLD OUT for our 2024 festival!!!

2024 Barrie Dragon Boat Festival

Save The Date
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.

We are SOLD OUT! We are excited to have 36 teams participate this year!

Photo Credit: Brace, Volunteer 2022

Summer Practice Season

Barrie Public Library is excited to be working with community partner, Corporate Recess, to facilitate this summer’s practice season!  Team practices are a fun way to spend your summer, while getting some exercise out on Kempenfelt Bay. 

Learn more about the Summer Practice Season.

Sponsorship & Community Partners

The Library is proud to work with an incredible group of Sponsors and Community Partners through the Festival each year.  

To start a conversation about sponsorship opportunities with the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival, please email or call 705-728-1010 ext. 2230. We would be happy to discuss options that align with your specific business needs!

Community Vendors

Thank you for your interest!

Vendor Applications are currently closed for the 2024 Festival.  


Registration is Closed - We are SOLD OUT!

**We are SOLD OUT! Registration for the 20th Anniversary is now closed**

Working together to paddle as a unit takes a great deal of collaboration, making Dragon Boating a great team-building activity. It is no wonder that the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival attracts so many workplaces, charities, and groups of friends, year after year!   

Plans are well underway for the 20th annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival. We look forward to welcoming back new and returning teams.

Photo Credit: A. Kathirgamathamby, Volunteer 2022

Volunteer at the Festival

Thanks to the overwhelming support from the community, all Barrie Dragon Boat Festival volunteer positions are now full.


All applicants will need to complete a 2024 Barrie Dragon Boat Festival Volunteer Waiver

Contact us!

For general event, Registration and Sponsorship inquiries, please contact Event Staff:


Phone: 705-728-1010 ext. 2230

For all media inquiries, please contact:


Phone: 705-728-1010 or 705-818-1296