Tulcea is busiest in August, when its two main festivals take place, namely the International Folklore Festival, a week-long jamboree of music, dance and colourfully patterned costumes taking place at the beginning of the month, and on the last weekend, the wonderfully entertaining Rowmania Fest, in which competitors participate in river races on canotca, specially crafted wooden boats (a cross between a canoe and a dinghy) set against a backdrop of live music, and food and drink along the promenade.

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