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  • We’re Back! Plans announced for 2022 Barrie Dragon Boat Festival

    The Barrie Public Library is thrilled to be hosting the 18th annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival, returning in-person, this Saturday, August 20th, 2022 

    After a two-year hiatus, dragon boat enthusiasts will be able to reunite in Heritage Park for the long awaited 2022 Barrie Dragon Boat Festival. 

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our community in countless ways. As eager as we are to reconnect members through the love of dragon boating, we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of those in attendance. The safety of our community and participants is always at the forefront of festival planning, and organizers continue to work closely with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to follow all health and safety measures. 

    We look forward to seeing teams return to the water for a renewed sense of comradery, while raising funds for local charitable organization – including us! Funds raised for the Barrie Public Library through the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival support our ‘Future Branches’ campaign, opening the doors to future library locations throughout the city.  

    Registration details for the 2022 Barrie Dragon Boat Festival will be released in the upcoming weeks. Stayed tuned for festival updates by following the Library on social media and at 

    For more information please contact 705-728-1010 ext. 2230 or 

    Paddles Up!