Canada Day falls on a Monday this year, making this a special extended edition of the weekend roundup. Have fun, stay hydrated, and enjoy the long weekend!
Jazzfest ends on July 1, so if you haven’t been yet, this is your last chance! Take a look at some of our contributor picks and get yourself to a show!
Beyond the Pale is hosting Launchpad, a two day live music and beer event. As they put it, this two day event will be the first of many live music events in their future. With seven acts over two days, and a strong focus on local talent, they’ll have something for everyone. Line up and ticket up info is available on their Facebook page.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is presenting the 30th anniversary of Canadian Sunset Ceremonies, nightly from Thursday, June 27 to Sunday, June 30. Take in the sight of the RCMP’s Musical Ride team as they line up at sunset.
Looks like it’ll be a beautiful weekend to head to the ballpark! The Ottawa Champions host the Shikoku Island League all-star baseball team for four games between July 1 and July 4.
StopGap Ottawa is hosting a community build this weekend, creating ramps for local businesses with 1 step entrances. Available to help out? Register online then head to Makerspace North to lend a hand.
Start your long weekend off on a creative note at CreativeMornings free talk. The speaker this month is Marlene Power, Executive Director of the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada (CNAC). Be sure to register online to save your spot!
The Art Battle Regional finals take place this weekend at Arts Court. Who’s going to be the winner? Decision is in your hands as the audience members vote to choose the winner who will represent the region against painters from all across Canada.
Soar back to a time when pterosaurs ruled the sky at Nature Nocturne, the Museum of Nature’s night out for adults. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Museum’s jellyfish has been replaced with a (super) moon.
Oh Canada? Oh Manada! BoylesqueTO, Canada’s premiere all-male burlesque troupe, will perform its signature show Oh Manada! in Ottawa at Maverick’s on Friday.
Ready to dance? Head to Queen St. Fare for Salsa Night featuring Fiesta Cubana. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. You could even make it a full day event starting with Off-Jazz Brunch in the morning!
Dominion City is throwing a Patriotic Patio Party on Sunday! There will be pizza from Ten of Cups, ice cream from Moo Shu, and cold beer. The patio party on Canada Day-eve replaces their usual July 1 Dominion Day party but fear not! Word is they’ll be throwing a party later this summer to celebrate their fifth anniversary.
Speaking of patio parties, Heart and Crown is hosting a parking lot party at their ByWard Market location from 4-8pm. Bring the family for a fun, informal hang in the parking lot.
Kick off Canada Day with the Canada Day Road Races. There will be a 1km kids race, 5km and 10km (plus a 100m tot trot!). Register in advance through Run Ottawa. Don’t forget your reusable water bottle to fill up on site and stay hydrated!
Looking to escape the heat? Head deep below ground and spend Canada Day at the Bunker. Admission is free, but entry times must be booked ahead of time. Entry cannot be guaranteed without a pre-booked ticket.
A Company of Fools is touring Romeo + Juliet in Ottawa parks this summer, and while their first show is July 2, they’re previewing the show July 1. Learn more about the show in our interview with Nicholas Leno, Interim Artistic Director of a Company of Fools and Director.
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