Ottawa is getting in on the festival fun this year too! Although our nation’s capital is no stranger to hosting large festivals (Blues Fest, Folk Fest etc) they’re adding another one to their repertoire. The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is bringing some of the biggest names in Canadian indie music together from June 25-28 in Mooneys Bay Park. The lineup includes the likes of Tokyo Police Club, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Hollerado, Hey! Rosetta and more.
It’s not just about the bands though, this festival is billed as North America’s largest dragon boat competition. There’s 200 teams going head to head as well as a children’s area, artisans vendors and plenty of other attractions. Oh and the best part, the entire thing is FREE.