What’s Happening in the Ottawa Area

Looking for fun activities in the Ottawa area? Check out these options over the next seven days, starting on Thursday, May 5. Be sure to verify details with the organizers as plans can change at any time.

  • Enter Ottawa Tourism’s Treat your mom in Ottawa contest for a chance to win a Mother’s Day-themed Ottawa visit or staycation! Contest closes Monday, May 9. Check out other ways to pamper your mom with Ottawa Tourism’s guide to Five ways to celebrate moms in Ottawa!
  • Cheer on the Atlético Ottawa soccer team this Saturday, May 7 at a special Mother’s Day-themed game and on Tuesday, May 10 as they play home games at TD Place! Also at Lansdowne, check out the Ottawa Guild of Potters Pottery Sale on Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8; shop for fresh produce and products at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market (now outdoors!) on Sunday, May 8; and enjoy Canadian artist Avril Lavigne perform Monday, May 9!
  • The Ottawa Titans baseball team kicks off its season this Tuesday, May 10 with an exhibition game at the Ottawa Baseball Stadium.
  • The Ultimate Frisbee season also begins this weekend with the Ottawa Outlaws Professional Ultimate Frisbee team’s home opener at Carleton University on Friday, May 6!
  • The York Street Farmers’ Market returns to the ByWard Market neighbourhood this Saturday, May 7! Enjoy the producer-only farmers’ market to enjoy products from new and local farmers and producers. FREE!
  • Glide across the Ottawa River on Interzip Rogers, with tickets available as of Saturday, May 7! This must-try zipline takes visitors on an adrenaline-pumping ride between Ontario and Québec with views like no other.
  • It’s a busy weekend at Arts Court – the Latin American Film Festival’s 25th edition runs now through May 13, and the Youth Infringement Festival also takes place now through Friday, May 6.
  • On Saturday, May 7, explore Ottawa with Jane’s Walk, a festival of free neighbourhood walking tours. Advance sign up required. FREE!

Find out more great activities to do in and around Ottawa on the Ottawa Insider Blog!


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