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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Hannah Manning on July 19, 2018





With plenty of fun activities and slightly more reasonable temperatures, here are some of our picks for the weekend!

All Weekend

Fortissimo, a military and musical spectacular, returns to Parliament Hill Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm, featuring military bands, pipes and drums, and the soldiers of the Ceremonial Guard. After, stick around to see the Northern Lights sound and light show, projected onto Centre Block nightly at 10pm.

This weekend, you can find stone carvers from Canada, the US and Europe along Sparks Street, displaying their skills and creativity. On Sunday afternoon, all pieces created over the weekend will be auctioned off.

Head to the Capital Ukrainian Festival for music, dancing, food, arts and more. The festival is taking place all weekend at the St John the Baptist Ukrainian Shrine grounds.

Starting Friday and until August 12, take in the 161 photographs that represent images of everyday life and headline news as part of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. Admission to the exhibition at the Canadian War Museum is free.


Looking for music this weekend? DF / Alder & Ash will be at the Record Centre. Learn more about the duo known as DF in a past Apt613 Gig Pick.

Every 3rd Friday of the month, a monthly dance battle takes place. Get a sneak peek of what to expect in our Ottawa Minute episode on Th3rd Fridays.

Free movies and cheap popcorn – what more can you ask for on a Friday night? Capital Pop-up Cinema presents The Lego Movie in the ByWard Market.


Want to shop local this weekend? Check out the Night Market at Happy Goat and Crafts and Drafts, hosted by Freewheeling Craft and Beyond the Pale Brewing Company. Or, hop on your bike and head to Bike Love, a summer social at Maker House. Bonus: get 10% off your regular priced merchandise if you show up on your bike (just show them your helmet to prove it).

Get ready for Osheaga with a free, all ages Block Party this Saturday at Place de la Cité.

Sports fan? Ottawa Fury FC take on Nashville at 7pm Saturday and the Ottawa Champions will have fireworks after their Saturday night game against the Trois-Rivières Aigles.


The 14th Annual Japanese Summer Festival takes place at City Hall Sunday, bringing together performers and booths to celebrate Japanese culture and community.

Travel back in time to 1962 and join Diefenbaker in an immersive theatrical experience at the Diefenbunker. Multiple performances throughout the summer and tickets are $35 (plus tax). Get yours online.

End your weekend with AGWATA, a multimedia water show in Gatineau. Tickets for the show are required and can be purchased online.

For more of what’s happening in Ottawa, check out our events calendar. Out snapping photos? Tag us on Instagram @apt613 for a chance to be featured on our feed. Be sure to use the hashtag #APT613 so we can share your photos!