Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announces 2020 lineup

The Beavertails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival is returning February 7 and 8 with its signature line up of exciting winter competition on the frozen waters of Dow’s Lake along the Rideau Canal Skateway, and free live music.

Warming up the athletes on February 7 inside the pavilion at Largo Bar Grill on the shores of Dow’s Lake are ultimate party band, Dwyane Gretzky, and local blues and bluegrass up-and-comers, Old Man Grant; while February 8 will see country sweetheart, Kira Isabella, headline the show, while Ottawa’s Silent Winters and rockers, Boyhood, will get the audience dancing.

In addition, the Beavertails Ottawa Ice Dragonboat Festival will also host the second annual IIDBF World Ice Dragon Boat Championships and will feature additional performances by Success Lion Dancers, Indigenous Experiences: Drum Group and First Nation Dancers, Chinese Canadian Children’s Choir of Canada, Sébastien Lemay, Royal Princesses and the 100th Regiment of Foot.

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