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!

30 Jun

Jacques Cartier Park, Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC

June 30, 2017 To October 15, 2017


MosaïCanada150 invites visitors to step into an exciting and imaginary world at Jacques‑Cartier Park, in Gatineau. Read More >>

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 >>

10 Jul

Parliament Hill, Wellington Street, Ottawa

July 10, 2017 To August 25, 2017



 The ceremony is among Ottawa’s most recognized military traditions, and is a summer attraction which has welcomed thousands of visitors to Parliament Hill for more than 55 years. Read More >>

03 Aug

Under the Big Top, Zibi Site, Gatineau

August 3, 2017 To August 27, 2017

$39 +

VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired by the adventurous spirit that fuels action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking performance. Read More >>

Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light
05 Aug

Canadian Museum of History, 100 Rue Laurier, Gatineau

August 5, 2017 To August 19, 2017

$8 to $25

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, five Canadian companies will be showcasing the skies of Gatineau / Ottawa with themed shows inspired by our country and our history. Read More >>

19 Aug

Avant Garde Bar, 135 Besserer St, Ottawa

August 19, 2017

$10 - $15

SNAGGLE, a brash and irreverant electric-jazz-funk band that has often been described by media as ‘Canada’s answer to Snarky Puppy’ hits the road with the internationally acclaimed trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI to play shows in Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. Read More >>

19 Aug

Strathcona Park, Range Road, Ottawa

August 19, 2017


Admission is FREE

The Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA) would appreciate having our event listed in your community calendar for the 17th edition of Art in Strathcona Park. Artists and artisans and undiscovered talents will come together to sell their work directly to the public and to raise public awareness about mental illness. Read More >>

19 Aug

Tea Party Cafe, 119 York Street, Ottawa

August 19, 2017

1 (844) 834-3283

$34.99 - $44.99 + charges

Veg Speed Date is coming back to Ottawa and this time we are trying out a 25-40ish age group for the first time! We create life-changing matches and love stories in the veg community. Veg Speed Date is exclusively for vegan and vegetarian singles. Read More >>

Guns N' Roses: Not In This Lifetime Tour
21 Aug

TD Place Arena, 1015 Bank St., Ottawa

August 21, 2017

$100.45 & up

Guns N’ Roses: Not In This Lifetime Tour The resurgent Guns N’ Roses and their massively successful Not In This Lifetime Tour continue to show no signs of slowing down as the legendary band storms into 2017 with more than 30 stadium shows lined up across Europe and North America. Read More >>

25 Aug

Aberdeen Pavilion, 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa

August 25, 2017 To August 27, 2017



The Indonesian Embassy in Ottawa welcomes you to discover and sample Indonesian food, culture, products and tourism destinations at the “Indonesian Festival 2017: Indonesia in Ottawa”! We are proud to announce that this year we will be part of the “Ottawa Welcomes the World 2017” celebrating the 150th Canadian Confederation. Read More >>

Canada's Table
27 Aug

Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON Canada 

August 27, 2017

Pull up a chair to Canada’s Table, an unprecedented culinary experience where Canada’s world-class food, wine and hospitality will be showcased at a single, 1000-person, open-air table on Wellington Street. Read More >>

09 Sep

Studio Oasis de la danse, 200 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Gatineau

September 9, 2017



(français ci-dessous) ____________________________________ The Oasis Studio will open its doors to offer a free day of bellydance classes! Come discover our studio’s experienced teachers and bring your friends. Read More >>

09 Sep

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl, Ottawa

September 9, 2017


Part of the Ottawa 2017 Ignite 150 program, this event invites you to celebrate the diversity of Canadian gastronomy by sampling succulent oysters from five Canadian provinces in a totally unusual place! The Oyster Garden will offer an oyster feast in a multimedia garden located directly on the roof of… Read More >>

16 Sep

Wesley Clover Parks, 401 Corkstown Road, Nepean

September 16, 2017


$20 - $250

Polo in the Park Ottawa takes place in the beautiful Wesley Clover Parks in Nepean, fifteen minutes outside of downtown. Watch action-packed polo matches interspersed with dog agility and horseback riding demonstrations. Read More >>

20 Sep

Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa

September 20, 2017 To October 7, 2017



September 20 – October 7, 2017 Wednesday to Saturday Evening Performances: 7:30 PM Sunday Matinees: 2 PM Read More >>

28 Sep

Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave #240, Ottawa

September 28, 2017

(613) 322-8336


Written and Performed by Nisha Coleman (Montreal). Is it better to be loved for who you are not, than rejected for who you are? Born on a swamp to hippie parents, Nisha Coleman had an unusual upbringing. 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

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 >>