Enjoy all the special events, festivals, and activities happening in Ottawa this weekend! Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, from June 23-25, 2017.
- The Canadian Museum of Nature’s Canada Goose Arctic Gallery is now open! Discover the Arctic through artefacts, first-hand perspectives, learning activities, and more during the opening weekend of this brand-new permanent gallery.
- Ongoing in the Glebe neighbourhood is Canadian Eats, with participating restaurants capturing the Canadian experience through food and drink from now until July 1, 2017.
- Enjoy a weekend of biking at the Global Relay Canadian Road Championships Saturday, June 24 through Wednesday, June 28; Lap the Gats for Parkinson’s on Sunday, June 25; and of course this week’s NOKIA Sunday Bikedays, also on Sunday, June 25!
- Celebrate Aboriginal culture at the Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival at Vincent Massey Park, now until Sunday, June 25, which includes a Pow Wow, live performances, food, and much more!
- Through Sunday, June 25, check out the excitement at the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival! At Mooney’s Bay Park, enjoy races, activities, free concerts and more!
- The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is in town now through July 2! Enjoy performances at venues across Ottawa, including Serena Ryder on Friday, June 23 in Confederation Park.
- Cheer on the Ottawa REDBLACKS this Friday, June 23 at Lansdowne as they take on the Calgary Stampeders!
- Visit Lansdowne for Ottawa Welcomes the World: Slovenia, this Friday, June 23 and Ottawa Welcomes the World: Korea on Sunday, June 25. These Ottawa 2017 events are free!
- Head to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride Centre from Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25 to check out the RCMP Musical Ride Sunset Ceremonies!
- Dance the night away to electronic dance music at Escapade Music Festival this Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 at their new location at Lansdowne!
- On Sunday, June 25 slurp up delicious oysters at the Bytowne Oyster Festival at the Whalesbone’s Kent Street location.
- Visit Sparks Street to check out displays with personal stories from Canadians originating everywhere from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. My Canada Project launches on Canada Multiculturalism Day (Tuesday, June 27) and wraps up on Friday, June 30.
Don’t forget to share your pictures of this weekend on social media using #MyOttawa!
For more information on these events and others, see the Ottawa Tourism Events page.