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Whether you are new to dragon boat races or an experienced paddler, Cornwall Waterfest offers something for everyone. The Festival is staged at the historic Cornwall Canal also known as Lock 19, where teams of 20 paddlers and a drummer face off down a 200 metre course.

DJ mixing


The 2022 festival will feature the talented DJ Shellshock to keep the beats pumping and the energy high.

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Cornwall Waterfest has more to offer at its beautiful waterfront location than just the excitement of dragon boat racing.

Food and craft vendors set up stalls in the lively Waterfest Market and provide spectators and participants with delicious food and beverage offerings and the opportunity to view and purchase unique artwork, crafts, and specialty items.

Between races, grab a snack, and browse the displays while being entertained by some talented local performers on the Waterfest Stage.

The Vendor Village will be open from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm on the day of the event. 

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Support Cornwall Hospice

Cornwall Hospice provides end of life care in a home-like setting to the residents of the City of Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry, as well as Prescott and Russell Counties.

Cornwall Waterfest is proud to support Cornwall Hospice by encouraging teams and individuals to pledge funds or make a donation.

Festival attendees can also take part in a 50-50 draw and silent auction on the day of the event. 

Participants and attendees are invited to download a pledge form and raise some pledge funds or make a donation as a team or individual to support the compassionate care provided by Cornwall Hospice. 


Cornwall Waterfest is staged at the historic Cornwall Canal:

Lock 19, Old Cornwall Canal
(Power Dam Drive and Second Street West)
Cornwall, Ontario

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