Sights & Sounds: Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival – June 25, 2016

Could you have asked for better weather? Day 3 at Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival was once again a beautiful summer day; in fact, the entire weekend has been some of the best weather this year, and what better way to soak up some rays than by catching free concerts at the beach? Although it was a Saturday evening, the lineup was more on the laid-back side of the music spectrum, with experimental art-rock group Pony Girl, lo-fi rock quartet Nap Eyes, and indie garage pop group Alvvays taking the stage. Browse…

Festival Guide: Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2016

Boats, boats, boats, and more boats. From June 23 to 26th, Mooney’s Bay transforms into the festival grounds for Ottawa’s Dragon Boat Festival, with teams from around the world coming to compete. Every year, thousands of spectators come to take in the action with their beach-front view, enjoying the heat of June and the excitement of the races. But once the rowers have retired for the day, the real fun begins on land. Although there is plenty of entertainment and events during the day, Dragon Boat Festival takes it up a notch at night,…