Events in Ottawa

Find the top events in Ottawa including free family events, concerts, festivals, live theatre, sports and more!

Search the events list and plan ahead to attend  some of the best events in  Ottawa. Stay up to date with what’s going on in the city!

04 Jul

Victoria Island, 2 rue Timberslide, Ottawa

July 4, 2017 To November 30, 2017



The Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation Chief and Council in partnership with the National Capital Commission (NCC) and Omàmiwininì Pimàdjwowin – The Algonquin Way Cultural Centre/Museum, will be hosting the Kabeshinàn Minitig Pavilion on Victoria Island until November 2017 in the National Capital. Read More >>

23 Sep

Saunders Farm, 7893 Bleeks Road, Munster Hamlet - Richmond, Ottawa

September 23, 2017 To October 31, 2017

$19.50 to $21

The World-Famous Haunting Season at Saunders Farm is a family tradition for over 25 years. With over 35 attractions, live shows, a parade, 9 Hedge Mazes, peddle carts, 10 food booths, a giant Corn Maze, it’s a spook-tacular experience for the whole family. Read More >>

23 Sep

Saunders Farm, 7893 Bleeks Road, Ottawa

September 23, 2017 To October 31, 2017

$32 to $149

Frightfest at Saunders Farm is Canada’s #1 Haunted attraction with 6 fright sites (Haunts), live original shows, street theater, Ag-Arcade games, 9 food booths and a tavern. Read More >>

29 Sep

Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Rd. 2, Morrisburg

September 29, 2017 To October 29, 2017

Get ready to feast your eyes on a magical spellbinding display of 7,000 hand-crafted glowing pumpkins, specially designed with a Canada 150 theme. Read More >>

06 Oct

3 Booth Street, Ottawa

October 6, 2017 To November 5, 2017


In fall 2017, an ambient lighting display will illuminate the falls. Accompanied by a rich soundscape, the experience will evoke the culture of Indigenous people and in particular highlight the Algonquin heritage of the region. Read More >>

Haunted Historic Village
06 Oct

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Road, Cumberland

October 6, 2017 To October 28, 2017


Ottawa’s most terrifying haunted Halloween event is back! The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is transformed into a brand new experience, with Halloween horrors around every corner. Read More >>

12 Oct

The Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa

October 12, 2017 To October 21, 2017

(613) 233-4523

$23 to $39

Martin Sherman’s Bent is the harrowing tale of the persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany, and a true examination of the human struggle and realities of navigating forbidden love. This Tony-nominated show was a trailblazer for iconic queer theatre, and among the ten most influential postwar British plays. Read More >>

18 Oct

NAC, 1 Elgin St, Ottawa

October 18, 2017 To October 29, 2017

$59.5 - $144.5

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Ottawa as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is bigger and better than ever before. Read More >>

19 Oct

Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

October 19, 2017



Celebrate Small Business Week at Startup Canada Day on the Hill with more than 1,000 leading entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, industry executives, government representatives, and media personalities! You’ll be inspired by cutting-edge keynotes from leading entrepreneurs, tech innovators, and policy leaders, participate in hack-a-thons, build your skills through hands-on workshops, receive… Read More >>

21 Oct

Ottawa Bahá’í Centre, 211 McArthur Ave, Vanier

October 21, 2017

(613) 322-8336


If you want to get people’s attention, tell them a story. A well-told story will draw listeners to you, whether your purpose is to entertain, educate, inform or sell a product or idea. The secret to telling a good story is to learn some of the basics and practice them. Read More >>

21 Oct

Kailash Mital Theatre, Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

October 21, 2017


$40- $50

The most beloved family show in the world, featuring European-style circus extravaganza including physical comedy, juggling, acrobats from the Moscow Circus, highly intelligent dogs and even house cats! All our pets are trained using positive reinforcement techniques and enhancing their natural abilities. Read More >>

21 Oct

Carleton Memorial United Church, 740 Melfa Crescent, Ottawa

October 21, 2017

613-224-7433 ext. 1


You and your friends and family are invited to Carleton Memorial United Church for a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Musical entertainment will follow the dinner. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the goals of our church through our Carleton Memorial United Church General Fund. Read More >>

22 Oct

Orleans Legion, Branch 632, 800 Taylor Creek Drive Ottawa

October 22, 2017



Re[place] Re[collect] is a collection of stories and phtographs from seniors in Ottawa’s rural neighbourhoods. Thanks to the Neighbourhood Arts 150 program by AOE council, we are giving away FR copies at the launch! Music, snacks, books and stories, all as a gift to you. Read More >>

25 Oct

Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa

October 25, 2017 To November 11, 2017



Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he’s a New York newspaper critic, he’s about to marry the preacher’s daughter, and he’s off to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Read More >>

26 Oct

University of Ottawa, 75 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa

October 26, 2017 To October 29, 2017



Bring Food Home 2017: Upstream Collaboration / Collaboration en amont will be held at the University of Ottawa. Join 200+ people from Ontario’s food system, who are moving us toward a brighter and more sustainable food future. Read More >>

28 Oct

Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts, 310 Saint Patrick Street, Ottawa

October 28, 2017 To October 29, 2017



11th Annual Great Pumpkin Charity Ball Ottawa’s Biggest & Best Annual Halloween event Be 1 of 750 costumed revellers and party for a cause! Live entertainment by The Casual Affairs, 2 DJ’s and 2 Floors of haunting fun Prizes for best costume, complimentary photo booth, charity raffle and swag bags… Read More >>

28 Oct

Fort Wellington National Historic Site, 370 Vankoughnet St, Prescott

October 28, 2017


Come join our team as we investigate old Fort Wellington! G.H.O.S.T. will have unprecedented access to the buildings and grounds of this historic site and we’ll be looking into the accounts of paranormal activity within its walls. Read More >>

28 Oct

Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa

October 28, 2017


If you like one-of-a-kind, hand crafted clothes and accessories — dresses, coats, jewellery, handbags — this is the place for you! Members of ArtWear Ottawa use a wide range of materials, such as hand-dyed silks, fine woollens and unique designer fabrics to create their wares, which are often further embellished… Read More >>

31 Oct

Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, 1233 Wellington Street West, Ottawa

October 31, 2017 To November 19, 2017

$29 to $58

This contemporary musical is for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex situation. It’s about embracing change and choosing hope in the Big Apple. Read More >>

03 Nov

EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Gloucester

November 3, 2017 To November 5, 2017

(613) 523-6356


Join the chefs, makers, brewers & bakers at the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival, Nov 3-5! We’re returning for our 32nd year, featuring all your favourites and exciting new additions. Read More >>

03 Nov

The Prescott, 379 Preston Street, Ottawa

November 3, 2017


Please join the Ottawa Dog Rescue at The Prescott for our annual euchre tournament. Come hungry, we will have pizza slices for sale; lot’s of prizes and an auction. All funds raised goes directly to the vetting of our pets in care. Read More >>

04 Nov

Memorial Hall, 39 Dufferin Rd, Ottawa

November 4, 2017



What happens when you combine a vibrant urban community, local artisans, and one-of-a-kind craftsmanship? Now in its third year, Something New Edinburgh 2017 is set to knock previous shows out of the park with over 30 talented artisans to showcase curated craftsmanship at its finest. Read More >>

04 Nov

St.Helen's Anglican Church, 1234 Prestone Drive, Orléans, Cumberland

November 4, 2017


Admission is free

Join us for an Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar! Delicious home baking and preserves, Christmas ornaments, hand knit items, sewing, quilts, pre-loved jewelry & accessories, and a Children’s Table. Refreshments and treats served. Read More >>