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

  • Happy Colonel By Day, the name given to the Civic Holiday in Ottawa: celebrated on Monday, August 1 this year!
  • Catch an Ottawa Titans baseball game this Thursday, July 28 for its special dog day #LoveLivesHere Bark in the Park Day and bring your dog for a chance to win a specialty item.
  • Shop at a local Westboro Village BIA business then enjoy the Westboro Village BIA KiteNights event where participants decorate their own kite with an innovative light kit and light up the neighbourhood this Friday, July 29. FREE!
  • Join the street party and enjoy wild and wacky street performances at the Ottawa International Busker Fest on Sparks Street all weekend long from Friday, July 29 to Monday, August 1. FREE!
  • Watch the 25th anniversary edition of the impressive Grands feux du Casino Lac-Leamy that will be launched from the Ottawa River behind the Canadian Museum of History starting Wednesday, August 3 (Wednesdays and Saturdays).
  • Head over to Lansdowne for the Atlético Ottawa soccer game on Sunday, July 31 and the Ottawa BlackJacks basketball game on Monday, August 1.
  • Grab your friends and go on epic whitewater adventures on the Ottawa River this summer for an exciting new way to experience the region!
  • Attend the AhoraFest in collaboration with the National Arts Centre this Saturday, July 30 to participate in a workshop which explores multiple facets of popular and classical Indian dance. FREE!
  • Embark on a musical journey at the world’s largest chamber music festival, Ottawa Chamberfest, on now until August 4 at various locations across the city.
  • Quench your thirst at the Gatineau Beerfest through Saturday, July 30 at the Zibi Place des Festivals for tons of local brews and good times!
  • Between July 28 and 31, the 2022 Ontario Summer Indigenous Games bring together and showcase the many athletic talents of Indigenous youth from across Ontario on the traditional territory and homelands of the Algonquin Peoples.

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


Photo credit: Ottawa Tourism