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, July 21. Be sure to verify details with the organizers as plans can change at any time.

  • Head over to Lansdowne for the Ottawa REDBLACKS football game on Thursday, July 21, the REDBLACKS Women’s Training Camp on Friday July 22, the 613flea market on Saturday, July 23 and the Ottawa BlackJacks basketball game on Sunday, July 24.
  • Gather your friends and join the Ottawa Asian Festival Night Market on Sparks Street this weekend from Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24 for lots of delicious dishes. FREE!
  • Now until October, enjoy immersive art experiences at the Banksy 360° exhibit (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday), and the Van Gogh 360° exhibit (opening July 23, continuing Thursdays and Saturdays), both at the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne.
  • Visit the Bytown Museum this Thursday, July 21 as it reopens to the public after two years of closures (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)!
  • Catch an Ottawa Titans baseball game this weekend from Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24, with a special Fireworks Night on Friday July 22.
  • Enjoy tons of great food from all around the world at the Ottawa Chinatown Night Market with local favourites and vendors from Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24 along Somerset Street West. FREE!
  • Dance your way to the Carivibe Ottawa Caribbean Carnival this Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 in the ByWard Market neighbourhood.
  • Quench your thirst at the Gatineau Beerfest happening now through July 30 (Wednesdays to Saturdays) at the Zibi Place des Festivals for tons of local brews and good times! Before arriving at the Gatineau Beerfest, take a thrilling zipline ride over the Ottawa River between Ontario and Québec with Interzip Rogers, the first and only zipline in the world that connects two provinces!
  • Attend the world’s largest chamber music festival, Ottawa Chamberfest, on now until August 4 at various locations across the city.
  • Participate in the search for the four-legged friend “Nina” around Orléans as part of the “Where’s Nina” search for a chance to win fun prizes with The Heart of Orléans BIA. FREE!

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


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