Cornwall Waterfest thanks our fun-loving participants, generous sponsors, and hard-working volunteers for making our 10th annual dragon boat race a tremendous success. If you would like to be involved in planning the 2020 festival, contact us at or through our Facebook page.


The Dragons will be back on the canal on Saturday, August 8, 2020.
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About Us

Held on the second weekend of August, the Cornwall Waterfest Dragon Boat Festival is a highlight of the summer events in our community.

Fun and friendly competition is encouraged for those teams entering the Community Division, where many people try out this electrifying sport for the first time or strive to improve their technique. For those teams looking for more of a challenge, the Sport Division never fails to provide breath-taking excitement and nail-biting finishes.

Waterfest is staged at the historic Cornwall Canal, at Power Dam Drive and Second Street West in Cornwall, Ontario. In conjunction to the popular dragon boat races, there is a unique market featuring local artisans displaying their wares. Delicious food and drink is served on site. To keep the crowd energized, the Waterfest stage features a variety of homegrown entertainment that will be announced later in the season.

Come and enjoy Cornwall’s beautiful waterfront with family, friends and co-workers while helping to support a worthwhile charity, Cornwall Hospice. Your donations through pledge sheets, 50/50 draws, and the silent auction will help to ensure that loved ones receive compassionate care in a most challenging time.