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 26. Be sure to verify details with the organizers as plans can change at any time.

  • Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend takes place this Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 throughout downtown Ottawa! Cheer on the runners and watch for road closures, as well as a Festival Plaza and Kichesippi Beer Garden in front of Ottawa City Hall.
  • This weekend at Lansdowne, the Ottawa REDBLACKS kick off their football season on Friday, May 27; 613flea takes place Saturday, May 28; and the Ottawa Farmers’ Market and Fiesta Cubana are on Sunday, May 29. Some events are FREE!
  • There are more great Ottawa Farmers’ Market locations around the city, including market locations in Orléans (Thursdays), Westboro (Saturdays), and Barrhaven (Sundays). FREE!
  • The Great Glebe Garage Sale takes place this weekend! Shop for home goods, clothing, and much more this Saturday, May 28 in the Glebe neighbourhood.
  • Rib lovers gather in Kanata this weekend for the Kanata Ribfest at the Community Hub from Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29.
  • The Ontario Festival of Small Halls ends this Sunday, May 29 – don’t miss the performances this weekend in the communities of Delta and Seeley’s Bay!
  • Learn about Korean culture during Korean Cultural Week, now through to Thursday, June 2 with special events across Ottawa, including cooking classes, a race, and more!
  • The Ottawa Titans baseball team’s season continues this weekend with home games nightly from Thursday, May 26 to Sunday, May 29 at the Ottawa Baseball Stadium!

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


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