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C5, 7:00 PM FRIDAY JUNE 23, 2023

23 | May 2023

Organizers of the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival are honoured to welcome C5 to the sing the National Anthem at the 2023 Opening Ceremony. This internationally recognized award-winning choir is comprised of singers aged 5-16; its mission is to nurture an appreciation of music for explo ...

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RCAF PIPES & DRUMS, 6:30 PM, FRIDAY JUNE 23

23 | May 2023

The RCAF Pipes & Drums will lead the Parade of Champions into the Opening Ceremony at the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. Location: Starting from Team Staging to the Paddler's Paradise When: Friday, June 23 at 6:30 PM The Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes & Drums (RCAFPD) was offi ...

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IT'S OFFICIAL BEYOND THE PALE & SIDE HUSTLE SODAS ARE BACK!

23 | May 2023

It's official for a second year in a row locally owned and independently operated Ottawa micro-brewery Beyond The Pale will be quenching the thirst of participants, concert goers, and festival attendees alike as the "official beer" of the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. A selection of ...

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SISTER SWIRE FREE CONCERT SATURDAY JUNE 24 6:30 PM

23 | May 2023

Sister Swire is what happens when you try to conjure Beetlejuice but you get Sylvia Plath. A force that can be conjured, but notwithout consequences. It is a fem-led, art rock band produced by Joel Plaskett. These songs come from the pits of Swire’s addictions & have been reworked as comedi ...

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THE DARCYS FREE CONCERT SATURDAY JUNE 24 8:00 PM

23 | May 2023

The Darcys is the ever-evolving musical project formed by Toronto’s Jason Couse and Wes Marskell. For The Darcys, every album is an event, accompanied by vibrant imagery and playful lyrics, with each release they craft distinct eras that explore their creative headspace. The duo follows “Runnin ...

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BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH FREE CONCERT SATURDAY JUNE 24 9:30 PM

23 | May 2023

BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH HEADLINES A FREE CONCERT JUNE 24 AT THE TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL Canadian indie rock and reggae royalty Bedouin Soundclash will headline a free concert June 24, confirmed organizers of Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. Joining them on the festivals Hills ...

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THE GLADSOME GENTLEMEN FREE CONCERT FRIDAY JUNE 23 6:30 PM

23 | May 2023

The Gladsome Gentlemen is a progressive bluegrass band formed by four of Ottawa’s most seasoned pickers. Joe McDonald (guitar, vocals) Trevor Lubin (mandolin, vocals) Dylan Watts (guitar) and Duncan Reitbeock (Bass) play a mixture of original and traditional tunes with a modern gladsome twist. ...

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ALANNA STERLING FREE CONCERT FRIDAY JUNE 23 8:00 PM

23 | May 2023

  Alanna Sterling is a magical magnet, sprinkling multi-colour dreams in the hearts of people all over the world. This rainbow haired character delivers the full spectrum of performance - cartwheeling up and down their 3.5 octave range, bouncing between dozens of instruments, and blending genres ...

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TIM BAKER FREE CONCERT FRIDAY JUNE 23 9:30 PM

23 | May 2023

TIM BAKER HEADLINES A FREE CONCERT JUNE 23 AT THE TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival are thrilled to announce Tim Baker, supported by special guests Alanna Sterling and The Gladsome Gentelmen, will be gracing the festival stage on Friday June 23 ...

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THE NEW HIRES FREE CONCERT THURSDAY JUNE 22 6:30 PM

23 | May 2023

Canadian indie rockers to their core, The New Hires are a breath of fresh air for rock fans. Pairing panache and copious amounts of energy, they are the definition of ambitious upcoming rock acts. The New Hires are out to make a name for themselves with in-your-face live shows and certified bop ...

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THE TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2024 DATES!

2024 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1, 12PM EST The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Fest ...

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