tim Hortons dragon boat Festival
june 21-24 dragonboat.net North America’s largest dragon boat festival turns 25 this year. More than 200 teams of rowers will compete in the frothing waters of Mooney’s Bay while on shore there will be live music, and many family-friendly activities. “The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival has a 25-year tradition of success as a premier sporting event, which has now grown into a can’t-miss free music festival,” says Artistic Director Antony Cooper. Several free concerts include indie troubadours the Sam Roberts Band (June 21), indie darlings Broken Social Scene (June 22), and folk and alt rock outfits like Halifax’s Wintersleep and Manotick’s Hollerado (June 23), and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia’s Matt Mays (June 24).