8 fun Ottawa festivals to visit this weekend if you’re not ready for the end of summer

Weekends will look a little different as outdoor festivals turn into apple picking and corn mazes, but it doesn’t have to start now. Summer in Ottawa may be coming to an end, but festivals still take place and a lot is happening in the city. Here are eight things to do in Ottawa this weekend … Read more

11 epic festivals and events to experience in Ottawa before the end of summer

If you thought all the best summer festivals and shows in Ottawa were behind you, think again. From an anticipated fireworks event and competition to multiple theme parks full of rides and immersive art experiences, you could have a busy month ahead of you. Here are eleven festivals and events in the Ottawa area that … Read more

The Capital Pride Festival returns to Ottawa this summer and here’s what to expect

While most of the country celebrates 2SLGBTQ+ Pride events in June, Ottawa’s Capital Pride returns in August after two years of virtual celebrations. Grab your favorite rainbow outfit as the pride festival is even bigger this year and you can join in the love and celebrations between August 21 and 28. You can show your … Read more

7 things to do in Ottawa this weekend if you can’t say no to an epic summer event

Summer is in full swing and that means Ottawa is bustling with festivals, shows and exhibits. From immersive arts experiences to food and drink festivals and sporting events, this weekend is packed with fun things to do in the capital. Relax during the week as there are so many epic events happening in Ottawa this … Read more

7 things to do in Ottawa this month to celebrate Canada’s indigenous culture

June is National Indigenous History Month, and while we still have a long way to go to truly support and empower Indigenous voices and their work, there are a ton of things to do in Ottawa if you want to celebrate. From learning about Indigenous culture in museums, through artwork and antiques, to shopping at … Read more

An epic festival near Ottawa features a drunken Ferris wheel and a floating poolside bar you can sail to

The details of this year’s huge beer festival near Ottawa have just been announced and it’s time to get ready for the ultimate summer party. During the Gatineau Beerfest, you can spend the day sampling a variety of craft beer, grabbing drinks at a poolside paddleboat bar, horseback riding at amusement parks, and enjoying live … Read more

This free Ottawa festival takes you back in time with a rollercoaster ride and outdoor dinner

Don’t be a loser, this free festival in Ottawa will have you feeling groovy and ready to rock n’ roll. You may be thinking “as if”, but Ottawa’s Bank Street is poised to celebrate the best of the 1950s through the 1990s and it is sure to be a bomb. You can traverse five fantastic … Read more

This hot air balloon festival near Ottawa takes you to new heights and features an amusement park

You can end your summer in Ottawa with a bang by watching giant rainbow balloons fill the skyline across the river. During the Labor Day weekend, September 1-5, the huge FMG – Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival takes place in La Baie Park. There will be new balloon shapes to feast your eyes on, as … Read more

Ottawa’s Dragon Boat Races are back and you can watch a concert by the beach

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is one of the many festivals in the capital this summer. After two years of virtual events, a weekend of races in person returns, and with some concert performances at night. On Friday, June 24, the opening ceremony will begin at 6:45 PM, followed by four boat races. According to … Read more

7 Things To Do In Ottawa This Weekend And If You Snooze You’ll Lose These Events

The first weekend of June will make you think it’s officially summer (especially now that the Ottawa festivals are back in full swing). Plenty of new activities are packed for the start of the month, and if you snooze on these upcoming events, you’ll lose. You’ve got a weekend to feast on ribs or vegan … Read more