Summer fun in Ottawa continues this weekend! Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, from August 18-20, 2017.
- Catch one of the final performances of the Changing of the Guard Ceremony on Parliament Hill, which wraps up on Thursday, August 24. This is the last full weekend to catch the ceremony! FREE!
- Head to the plaza in front of the Capital Information Kiosk located at 90 Wellington Street across from Parliament Hill to check out the virtual reality kiosk and exhibit! Strap on VR goggles and check out 5 unique views of the Parliament Buildings, daily until Monday, September 4. FREE!
- On Parliament Hill, practice your “sun-set salutations” Mondays in August with Parliament Hill Sunset Yoga. Following the 8:00pm yoga session, stick around for the Northern Lights Sound and Light Show on nightly in August at 9:30pm and continuing into September at 9:00pm until September 16. Both are FREE!
- Get your curd on at the Albert Curd Festival, now until Sunday, August 20! Enjoy the squeakiest of cheese curds with lots of fun activities for the whole family.
- Check out Ottawa Welcomes the World at Lansdowne with Pakistan continuing their second day on Thursday, August 17; Colombia on Friday, August 18; and Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday, August 20. Admission is FREE!
- Visit the Vankleek Hill Fair from Thursday, August 17 until Sunday, August 20, for derbies, a parade, midway, and more!
- Enjoy great francophone music at the Festival de l’Outaouais emergent in Parc du Portage in Gatineau, Québec from Thursday, August 17 to Sunday, August 20.
- In Osgoode, enjoy family fun and lots of classic fair activities at the Capital Fair! On from Friday, August 18 to Sunday, August 27. Admission is FREE!
- Check out great music at the Arboretum Festival on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 and the Calabogie Blues and Ribfest Friday, August 18 to Sunday, August 20.
- On Saturday, August 19, catch the grand finale of the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light with a fireworks show created around the theme of dreams! Paid viewing locations include the Canadian Museum of History, Nepean Point, and the Bytown Museum.
- Learn about honey bees and their impact on our ecosystem with fun, family-friendly activities at the Queen Bee Party at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on Saturday, August 19. Participation is FREE with museum admission!
- Celebrate gardens in Ottawa with the Garden Promenade’s Garden Photo Fest on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20. Get involved with workshops, exhibitions, and more!
- On Monday, August 21, Guns N’ Roses rocks the capital at the Ottawa 2017 event YOWTTAWA at Lansdowne! Enjoy an ALL CANADIAN tailgate party before the performance.
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.