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Off to the Races: Ottawa’s Dragon Boat Festival

Dragonboat

This year’s competition includes over 200 teams and features live entertainment from the Arkells, the Sheepdogs and others.

Welcome to North America’s largest dragon boat festival. With over 200 teams competing throughout the weekend, amusement attractions, extreme sports demonstrations, culinary treats, and a beach side bar, it’s no wonder why people head to Mooney’s Bay Park in droves annually. This year’s entertainment includes concerts by the Arkells, The Sheepdogs, Hey Ocean, Northecote, and Cuff the Duke. Oh, and it’s all free!
•Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival runs from June 19 to 22. dragonboat.net

—Travis Persaud

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