Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

The Balconies, photo by Courtney Lee Yip
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Country and Region CanadaOntario
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
180 Kent Street
Unit 4, Ground Floor

Ottawa, Ontario 
K1P 0B6
Phone: (613) 238-7711

Fax: (613) 565-2662

Festival Description

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is a not-for-profit event founded in 1993. The organization held it’s first inaugural festival in 1994 as a small half-day event that is now a multi-day celebration of the arts, sports, culture and heritage. The festival is North America’s largest dragon boating event with over 200 teams in corporate, community and competitive categories. The festival offers free admission to multiple stages with world class entertainment, amusement attractions, extreme sports demonstrations, a variety of artisans, exhibitors, delicious culinary treats, beach side bar, endless family fun with the Tim Hortons Children’s Area and non-stop racing. The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is made possible by the continued support of Canadian Heritage’s Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage, Celebrate Ontario and the City of Ottawa Partnership Program.

Festival Dates June 20 - 23, 2013
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Festival Events:

Music Lineup 2013:
  • Sam Roberts Band
  • The Balconies
  • Born Ruffians
  • Great Lake Summers
  • The Matinee
  • Kalle Mattson
  • The Treasures
  • The Joynt
  • Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs
  • Sloan
  • Raine Maida
  • Autumns Cannon
  • Devin Cuddy
Artist feature 2013:
  • The Balconies
    The Canadian rockers are prepping for the release of their forthcoming full-length album, produced by Arnold Lanni (Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan) the band will be debuting new material on stages across Ontario, Quebec, and the west coast. Fans can pre-order the new album via PledgeMusic and download The Balconies app for album updates. Fresh off a UK and European tour that brought them to Liverpool Sound City, DauwPop Festival, and The Great Escape, the band has been hard at work in the studio perfecting the new album, which is slated for release in the early fall. The band took a quick break from studio to cover Death From Above 1979’s “Blood on Our Hands” for NOW Magazine. Watch the captivating live cover here. The Balconies recently launched a new smartphone app which is available for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android now. Get to know the band a bit better, watch some videos, and, as a bonus, check out the in-app calendar to see when they’ll be in a town near you! Download the app HERE (*powered by
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  • Videos
    • “Blood on Our Hands” live cover for NOW Magazine
    • “Do it in the Dark” live in Sweden


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Practical Info:

  • Mooney’s Bay Park
    2960 Riverside Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario


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