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Register for the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival


Register for the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival

The Barrie Public Library is the proud host of Barrie's largest waterfront festival, the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival. This is an annual event that is made possible by the support of our sponsors, volunteers and community teams. The Festival is held at the City of Barrie's beautiful Heritage Park, with racing on the waters of Kempenfelt Bay.

The 14th annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival will take place on Saturday, August 27th, 2016. The festival is designed as a community event which supports many other charities alongside the Library. Each team is required to submit their registration fee, as well as pledge a minimum of $500.00 that they will fundraise for the charity of their choice. Practices typically occur between mid-May to end of August. The event day is filled with dragon boat races, community vendors, a kids zone and more! View a video from our 2014 Barrie Dragon Boat Festival and see what it's all about. 

Register now!

Get your team registered today:

Early Bird Registration (January 1-May 31) - $1,000/team
Regular Registration (June 1 onwards) - $1,200/team
Additional Practices - $90/practice

For more information about the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival, please contact:

Katelyn Lees
Associate Manager, Philanthropy & Community Engagement
Barrie Public Library
t. 705-728-1010 ext.7039