Spring fun continues in Ottawa with lots of great activities across the city! Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, beginning May 23, 2019:
- Ottawa shows off its active side as the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend comes to town this Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26! The event includes Canada’s largest marathon, various other races including a Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon, free concerts on the Celebration Stage and a Kichesippi Beer Garden at Ottawa City Hall, and more. Check online for road closures which will affect traffic downtown.
- The summer blockbuster exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada opens this Thursday, May 23! Gauguin: Portraits explores the artist’s use of portraits and runs until September.
- Celebrate the diversity of Canadian music with performances, workshops, and events from Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26 at VivaFest 2019 at the National Arts Centre. Some events are FREE!
- Enjoy a wide selection of ribs, craft beer, midway and carnival rides, contests and more this Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26 at the Kanata Ribfest at the Community Hub at 400 March Road, west of downtown Ottawa.
- Explore the trendy Hintonburg and Wellington West neighbourhoods with the fun local event the Happening! After the opening party on Friday, May 24 , businesses across the area will run fun activations, sales, and events throughout the following week until June 1. FREE!
- Head to the Glebe neighbourhood this weekend for some major deal hunting at the annual Great Glebe Garage Sale on Saturday, May 25!
- Enjoy brunch with a view at the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market’s Rooftop Beats and Brunch event this Sunday, May 26. Space is limited at this fun, monthly event!
- It’s Europe Day in the National Capital on Sunday, May 26 at Lansdowne! Explore European cultures through dance, music, food, and much more. FREE!
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.
All details provided for the above events are subject to change at the discretion of event organizers. Ottawa Tourism does not take responsibility for changes which may occur beyond our control.