Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival to Feature Serena Ryder, the Strumbellas and More for 2022 Edition

Presented by Tim Hortons, the festival runs July 24 to 26 with all-ages concerts and a bevy of food and entertainment

BY Kaelen BellPublished May 25, 2022

Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival returns for the 2022 festival season with headliners Serena Ryder and the Strumbellas, who'll be hitting the stage for a weekend of all-ages concerts and a flurry of food and entertainment. 

Running June 24 to 26, the festival also features performances from an all-Canadian lineup that includes Frown Line, Stoby, Rebelle, Steve Neville and many more.

In addition, visitors can check out performances from Success Dragon Lion Dance, Chinese Canadian Children's Choir of Canada, 100th Regiment of Foot and RCAF Pipes and Drums, plus paintings from local artists Debbie Rattcliffe and Coblou and a miniature-scale festival from LEGO artist Matthew Ready.

And that's without mentioning the festival's non-stop dragon boat racing, the fest's multi-sport paddling event Ottawa Wa'a, plus a showcase of a two-person dragon boat — deemed the DragonFly — in a first-ever exhibition race.

For more information on the festival — including lineup, schedules, and ticket information — head over to

See a post from the festival announcing the musical lineup below. 

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