Over the last weekend of May each year, Canada’s Capital buzzes with excitement as thousands of participants and spectators take part in the popular Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. In addition to the race festivities, there are many other events and activities to choose from between May 25 to May 27, 2018! Here are just a few highlights:
Ottawa Race Weekend Celebration Stage (May 26-May 27)
Enjoy free live entertainment as well as delicious local craft beer from Kichesippi at the Celebration Stage at Ottawa City Hall’s Festival Plaza. Canadian musical acts include Saint Clare, Slo Tom and the Handsome Devils and Dance Commander.
Nature Nocturne (May 25)
Dance the night away in the historic and castle-like Canadian Museum of Nature during this month’s Nature Nocturne! Enjoy multiple dance floors with live music and DJs, interactive activities (with many fun photo opportunities), as well as food and beverage options spread out over four floors of world-class museum exhibitions.
Great Glebe Garage Sale (May 26)
Every year since 1986, countless individual vendors gather throughout the historic Glebe neighbourhood on the fourth Saturday in May to collectively create one giant and legendary garage sale!
Odawa Pow Wow (May 26-27)
Connect with Canada’s indigenous culture at the annual Odawa Pow Wow. This free event features competition pow wow dancing and singing, an indigenous arts and craft market, as well as traditional cuisine like moose and cariboo.
The Happening (weekends, May 26-June 2)
Enjoy an art, music, fashion and food festival that celebrates the unique area of Wellington West (including the neighbourhoods of Wellington Village and Hintonburg).
Home to seven national museums as well as several local institutions, Canada’s Capital is a culture lover’s paradise! Special exhibits now on include: The Art of the Brick (LEGO®) at the Canada Science and Technology Museum; Brain: The Inside Story at the Canadian Museum of Nature; Death in the Ice – The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition at the Canadian Museum of History; and Impressionist Treasures: The Ordrupgaard Collection at the National Gallery of Canada.