ODBF Announces Family Fun Lineup For 2016!

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announced an amazing line-up of exciting family entertainment as part of their twenty-third annual festival.

North America’s largest Dragon Boat Festival will take over the beach at Mooney’s Bay Park on the Rideau River, June 23-26, 2016. Organizers are very excited about the excellent children’s entertainment line-up, with popular acts from last year re-appearing as well as fresh new talent making a splash.

The Children’s Area will be packed with a wide variety of fun. With magic, science, puppets, games and animals, attendees won’t run out of things to do anytime soon. Whether you’re getting jumped over by BMX bikes during the performances from the Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show, or letting a tarantula crawl over you from Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, many of these entertainers make you part of the action. Other performers include Radical Science, Magician Michael Bourada, Illusionist Chris Pilsworth, the Paddling Puppeteers and Lil John the clown. “Our goal is to make the Dragon Boat Festival a place where the whole family can have a great time for the entire weekend,” said Antony Cooper, the festival’s Artistic Director.

The fun doesn’t stop there, with the ever-popular bouncy castles and slides, face painting and fairytale princesses, the festival has everything to spark your child’s imagination and tire them out!

“This year will have one of the best Children’s Area’s ever,” said John Brooman, Festival CEO. “None of this would be possible without help from our generous sponsors, various granting bodies and community organizations. We hope everyone can come to join us on the beach for a great weekend!”

2016 Lineup

Children’s Area:


5-7 p.m. Inflatable Games and Face Painting


5-7 p.m. Inflatable Games and Face Painting


9:00 a.m. Inflatable Games All Day

9:00 a.m. Little Ray's Reptiles

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Russell T. Wrecks Roams The Festival

10:00 a.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show

10:00 a.m. Rock The Arts Puppet Show

11:00 a.m. Paddling Puppeteers

12:00 p.m. Fairytale Princesses

1:00 p.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show

4:00 p.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show


9:00 a.m. Inflatable games All Day

9:00 a.m. Radical Science

10:00 a.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show

10:00 a.m. Chris Pilsworth Illusionist

11:00 a.m Magician Michael Bourada

1:00 p.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show

3:00 p.m. Fairytale Princesses

4:00 p.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show


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