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Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

11 | April 2017

Annually marking the first weekend of summer, the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival brings together North America’s premier dragon boating regatta and an epic lineup of free concerts! Kicking things off on a stacked Thursday night are The Sheepdogs, Said The Whale and The Elwins. Friday, ...

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: ABOUT THE 2017 CONCERT LINEUP

11 | April 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN: SAID THE WHALE BECOMES A SMALLER BAND TACKLING HEAVIER TOPICS Posted: June 17, 2017 Said the Whale, What: One of 10 bands playing free concerts at the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. When: June 22 to 25. Where: Mooney’s Bay Park. Said the Whale turned 10 t ...

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Don’t Miss the Boat

28 | March 2017

Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival (Photo courtesy of Ottawa Tourism) With Canada's 150 th year, there are 150 great things to do in Ottawa and we are happy to be one of them. Check out "150 things to do in Ottawa for Canada’s 150th birthday" by ALTITUDE REPORT, learn everything tha ...

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BEST OF: ALL THE BEST OF OUR 2016 FAMILY ENTERTAINERS

31 | October 2016

While we have our free concerts at night and dragon boating all day, we also had some wonderful family fun entertainment at the Festival. Here are some of the best shots from the festival of our family entertainers. Photo: Michelle Johnson / @michellechristinaphoto Fairytale Princess Parties Th ...

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BEST OF: INSTAGRAM 2016 pt.1

09 | August 2016

Here are some of the best pictures we found on Instagram from the 2016 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival! Photo: @revueca / Dina Macleod July Talk put on an amazing, insanely high-energy performance, drawing the largest crowd ODBF has ever seen! Leah Fay was all over the stage and took co ...

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BEST OF: 2016 RACE RECAP IN PICTURES

02 | August 2016

With almost 200 teams competing in the 2016 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, their was lots of competition on the water! Here are some of the best shots from the weekend of the races, see if you can find yourself in them! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more recaps as well as news ...

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Unspeakably Fantastic Summer Sessions

26 | July 2016

Some people attend the festival to watch the races but an increasing number come to enjoy the wide variety of free entertainment presented by the festival. This year we teamed up with Current Sessions Productions to bring you unspeakably fantastic acoustic backstage performances by some of our f ...

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5 AMAZING DRAGON BOAT CRASHES

19 | July 2016

Some people only watch races for the crashes. Luckily in Dragon Boating there is no concrete or walls to smash into, only the chilly embrace of the water. So feel free to laugh at these crashes, the worst injury these people received was to their race time. Oh, and their ego.  Sudden Capsize Cu ...

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BEST OF: MUST SEE PHOTOS FROM THE 2016 #ottawadragonboatfestival PT.1

12 | July 2016

There were lots of amazing pictures posted on Instagram under the #ottawadragonboatfestival hashtag during the event, capturing moments from all over the festival. It would have been impossible to see everything that happened, so we’re bringing you some recaps of the best pictures. Photo: @geof ...

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Free Concerts 2016: The Balconies play the Beach Stage!

20 | June 2016

THE BALCONIES are a Ottawa alt-pop group started in2008 by Jacquie Neville and Liam Jaeger. Their influencesinclude Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Duran Duran, & New Order. Theundeniable energy and artistic stage presence has been finelyhoned over the last seven years, touring relentlessly inCanada, the ...

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