Things to Do in Ottawa in August

A new month means that there are several festivals and events happening in Ottawa.

The CP Women’s Open, Capital Pride, Ottawa Greek Festival, the Capital Fair, Navan Fair and four Ottawa sports teams in action are just some of the events taking place in Ottawa in August. looks at festivals and events to checkout in Ottawa in August.

Casino Lac-Leamy Fireworks

The Casino Lac-Leamy sound of light festival celebrates its 25e anniversary with six nights of fireworks over the Ottawa River.

Grands Feux will feature shows from France, Canada, Mexico and the United States, along with a grand opening and a grand finale.

Great Fires runs Aug. 3 to 20.

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Navan Fair

Celebrate 75 years of family traditions at the Navan Fair during the first weekend of August.

The Navan Fair features a midway, antique tractors and machinery, livestock shows, scrapping shows, horse shows, the Navan Fair parade, and more.

The Navan Fair runs from August 4-7.

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Greek Festival in Ottawa

“Live a day the Greek way” at Ottawa Greek Fest, featuring the flavors, sights and sounds of Greece.

Greek Fest will take place August 5-7 and August 12-15 at the Hellenic Event Center at 1315 Prince of Wales Drive.

Enjoy food, the Greek band Alexandros and the Zorba Show every night at 8:45 PM

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Classic Theater Festival

The Classic Theater Festival returns to live performances in Ottawa.

See The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog from 5 to 28 Aug. at the Arts Court Theater.

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CEBL Championship Weekend

The 2022 Canadian Elite Basketball League champion is crowned in Ottawa.

The CEBL Championship Weekend will take place August 10-14 at TD Place in Ottawa, featuring the semifinals and final.

Other events include the CEBL Awards and concerts in Lansdowne Park.

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Capital Scholarship

The Capital Fair will take place from August 12 to 21 at the Rideau Carleton Raceway.

Enjoy the midway, Kids Big Tent, Doo Doo’s Dance Party, Hollywoof Animal Acts and the Agriculture Museum.

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CP Women Open

Brooke Henderson, a Smiths Falls native, leads the field for the CP Women’s Open at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.

The CP Women’s Open is from August 22 to 28, with the final round before the 28e.

The field also includes defending champion Jin Young Ko, Ariya Jutanugarn, So Yeon Ryu, Katherine Kirk, Lydia Ko and Canada’s Lorie Kane.

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House of Paint

House of Paint is a free outdoor HipHop Jam featuring graffiti, breakdancing, DJs and MCs from all over Canada.

House of Paint is back this year with “Reunion Under the Bridge,” which runs from August 19 to 21.

For more information, visit

Capital Pride

The Capital Pride Festival is back live and in person in Ottawa during the last week of August.

Capital Pride kicks off with a family picnic in Hintonburg Park on August 21, followed by the Pride Flag Raising Ceremony at Ottawa City Hall on August 22.

The week will conclude with the Pride Parade in Centertown on August 28. Grand Marshal Icesis Couture, Youth Marshal Gillian Welsh and Honored Group Capital Rainbow Refuge will lead the parade.

For more information about Capital Pride, visit

Sports in Ottawa

Ottawa Redblacks games at TD Place

  • August 5 vs. Calgary (7:30 PM)
  • August 19 vs. Edmonton (7:00 PM)

Atletico Ottawa Games at TD Place

  • August 7 vs. Edmonton (14 hours)
  • August 17 vs. HFX Wanderers (2:00 PM)
  • August 27 vs. Forge FC (6:30 PM)

Ottawa Titans games at the Ottawa Baseball Stadium

  • August 5-7 vs Sussex County
  • August 9-11 vs. New York
  • August 12-14 vs. Quebec
  • August 23-25 ​​vs. Tri-City
  • August 26-28 vs. Empire State
  • August 30-31 and September 1 vs. Trois Rivieres

Ottawa BlackJacks at TD Place

  • Aug 1 vs. Montreal (7:30 PM)

Other events in Ottawa and the surrounding area

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