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Weekend Roundup: Quoi Faire ?

By Hannah Manning on September 20, 2018



Lamenting the end of summer? This weekend goes to show that fall is just as fun!

All Weekend

Beau’s is celebrating 10 years of Oktoberfest, with an event that is so much more than beer and pretzels. Live music on both Friday and Saturday, a charity bike ride, family-friendly kinderfest, midway games supporting Hidden Harvest, and a homebrew competition, to name a few. Tickets, including bus trips there and back, are available online.

Don’t be alarmed if you see a tank at City Hall this weekend. The Canada Army Run expo is set up Friday through Sunday, with races taking place Sunday morning. Check the course map for road closures and find a spot to cheer the runners on.

Interested in reducing your carbon footprint but not sure how? Head to Lansdowne to take part in Green Energy Doors Open all weekend. Chat with local businesses and experts about practical solutions. Want to see them in action? Spots across town will open their doors to show you how they’re going green.

After a visit to Green Energy Doors Open, pop over to Brewer Park for the Fall Tree Festival, featuring a variety of activities, guided tours and workshops in the areas of art, nature, music, craft and play.

Looking for a quick road trip? The Carp Fair, the “best little fair in Canada”, is on this weekend. Learn more about what to expect in our post on the Perth Fair earlier this month.


The Virgin Trial kicks off the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s season with the second installment of Canadian playwright Kate Hennig’s take on the Tudor family. Read our review here.


It’s still patio season, right? Dominion City Brewing Co. is hosting a pizza pop up with Ten of Cups Friday night, the latest installment in their monthly Pop-up Brewery Kitchen series.


We have not one but two flea markets this weekend! The biannual punkottawa flea market is at Makerspace North Saturday from 11am-5pm and 613flea returns to Lansdowne from 10am-4pm.

Join EnviroCentre for the 18th Annual Bicycle Film Festival, a celebration of bicycles through film, art and music. There are 34 diverse films from 13 countries: Canada, Italy, France, Belgium, United Kingdom, India, Spain, Colombia, Nepal, South Africa, Singapore, Japan, and America. Films start at 5:30pm and tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors.

The National Arts Centre’s FOCUS classical music festival ends today, with Beethoven’s Ninth at 8pm. Learn more about the festival here and then get your tickets online or at the NAC box office.


Orpheus Musical Theatre presents The Last Five Years, a musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Catch the Sunday matinee at 2pm.

Sunday is your last chance to experience Roger Ballen’s first exhibition in Ottawa. Visit the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa at their new(ish) location in Little Italy, open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5pm.

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!