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July 13, 2024
Jubilee Park, Bridgetown, Annapolis County

The Festival is a fun-filled day open to everyone, celebrating the environmental, historical, cultural, and recreational values of the Annapolis River.

Schedule of events

Our 2024 schedule is now available, here.


Our event program will be available online and in print soon! 


Dragon Boat Race Registration

REGISTRATION OPEN- use this link to learn more about the Festival dragon boat races, download a registration package, or register your team online! 

Advanced Registration


Come and take a relaxing tour on our river and get a glimpse into the past, enjoy the pleasures of being on the water and listen to "Acadian" guides as they transport you back to another time.


  • Limited space, pre-registration through the CARP website strongly encouraged

  • 4 boats (capacity 5, 5,10, 10) with 3 sail times @ 2:30, 3:45, 5 PM
    Tours ~45 minutes in length

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your sail time

  • Tours arrive/depart from the floating dock at Jubilee Park

  • Children under 12 must have a parent/guardian

  • PFDs will be provided

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Advanced Registration



Paddlers will make their way through a series of obstacles that require balance and teamwork. Dry clothes can't be guaranteed!


  • Only open to tandem (2 person) canoe

  • Limited boats available for loan at no additional cost (please indicate your needs on the registration form)

  • Personal boats may be used. Vehicle are permitted to access the waterfront for drop-off/pick-up only, NO on-site parking avaialble

  • PFD's required, loans available

  • $10/paddler, includes event t-shirt

  • Check-in at the main registration table any time before 3:15 pm to complete payment (cash or cheque) OR pay in advance by e-transfer to Please be sure to indicate your name and the event on your e-transfer.

  • Listen for a race briefing call around 3:25 pm, the briefing will take place near the canoe rack/storage area

  • Race 3:45 PM

  • Obstacles will require you to get in and out of your canoe while on the water, or change positions within the canoe. Participants should be prepared for the possibility that their boat may tip or they may fall into the water while completing obstacles

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