Barrie Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

The 18th annual Barrie Dragon Boat festival returns on Saturday, August 20th, 2022 – for a full day of racing and communication connection. Typically over 50 teams participate from the Simcoe region to raise money for their local charity of choice.

Proudly hosted by the Barrie Public Library and with a partnership with Corporate Recess Dragon Boating, we are able to make this event a magical day from the practices in the summer, all the way to the big regatta. 


Register a team

  • $1000 registration fee guarantees your spot in the Dragon Boat Festival
  • $500 donation to the charity of your choice
  • Teams must have a minimum of 16 paddlers + 1 drummer (17 total) or a maximum of 26 paddlers + 1 drummer (27 total)
  • A boat can comfortably accommodate up to 20 paddlers + 1 drummer (21 total) per race
  • Age: paddlers must be at least 16 years old or TURNING 16 during the current calendar year to participate
  • Genders: at least 8 females per team

Booking practices

Practices: $120/per practice

    • includes steersperson and does not include coach
    • practices are 1 hour long and typically are booked between 5pm-9pm Mon-Fri (day time practices are also an option)


Join a team

Paddling single or have a few friends interested? Have a look and see if any teams are looking for paddlers!


Coaches: $50-$90/per practice

  • Help your team get the most out of the festival, by teaching you smooth strategies for safety and success on the water 
  • Help your team work on unity (paddling together) as well as technique