Events in Ottawa: August 11 to 13, 2017

I. Family & Kids Activities

1. Navan Fair

Annual fair featuring Parade featuring live marching bands & floats, Horse shows , Demolition derbies, Midways and more! Details

August 10 to 13th, 2017

Cumberland Township Agricultural Society
1279 Colonial Road, Navan

Adult $12.00; Senior Adult (65+) $10.00; Child (4-12 Yrs of Age) $3.00; Children 3 Years and Under No Charge

2. Sound of Light

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 as part of Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light.

Manitoba Show – Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Quebec Show – Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Bytown Museum, 1 Canal Lane, Ottawa

Canadian Museum of History, 100 Rue Laurier, Gatineau


3. Summer on the River

Relax and enjoy a vintage-inspired summer day on the river. Take a paddle on the water, sit back and listen to music, tour the house, or relax while enjoying a picnic on the lawn.Enjoy your leisure time just as Ottawans of the early 1900s did – on the River! Details

August 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, 270 Pinhey’s Point Rd

$6.30 person, $10.45 pair, $16.75 family

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II. Live Music

1.Pick N Ride Bluegrass

The “Pick N Ride” is four days of bluegrass festival music, camping, field jamming, equestrian events, and first nations dancing and cultural demonstrations! Details

III. Live Theatre & Related Events

1. Cirque Du Soleil: VOLTA

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. International artist M83 will be adding his epic space-age pop sound to the VOLTA stage. Details

2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Celebrate with Ottawa’s award winning original professional Shakespeare company, a Company of Fools on their 15th anniversary of Torchlight Shakespeare with one of the Bard’s most beloved and whimsical comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Helena loves Demetrius. Demetrius loves Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander. Throw into this mix an enchanted forest, a mischievous fairy, a feuding king and queen and a troupe of terrible wannabe actors and you have a recipe for a hilarious, magical, love-filled summer night. Details

3. The Amorous Servant

The Amorous Servant is about a clever young maid, bound in dedication and honour to her disinherited master. With a love that knows no bounds, this servant expertly schemes to break through the greed and treachery that has corrupted her master’s house. She’s determined to bring peace to his wealthy but dysfunctional family. Love and honour meet the physicality and hilarity of Commedia dell’Arte in this rarely seen jewel by Carlo Goldoni. Details

4. Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival

The Asinabka Festival is an annual 5-day Indigenous film and media arts festival in Ottawa that provides a venue for Indigenous artists, both national and international, to share and present their work. The Asinabka Festival highlights work that examines Indigenous issues and topics, promotes Indigenous cultures and languages, educates people about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit issues in Canada, and about Indigenous issues internationally. Details

5. ArohaFest 2017

Celebrating Arts of India in Canada through dance, music, art, yoga and fun family activities. As part of Canada150, ArohaFest is community festival for everyone to participate. Superb artists from near and far presenting exciting new works especially for ArohaFest. Details

III. Sports

1. Ottawa Fury FC

Vs Charlotte Independence

Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 7:00 PM

TD Place, 1015 Bank Street, Ottawa

2. Canadian Ultimate Championships

Ottawa will host the junior women’s and open divisions. Details

3. Stratford-Fox Run

Stratford-Fox Run presents a two day OVPSC/Bronze and Silver/Trillium hunter/jumper competition. Details

IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

More To Do

1. Latin Sparks: ENCORE EDITION

Canada’s largest Latin dance party brings together 4,000 people from across Ontario and Quebec for a night of Latin dancing outdoors under the stars.The festival is entirely outdoors!
It includes dance workshops, Latin street food, bars, live DJs, multiple dance floors, and a night of social dancing to Latin rhythms under the moonlight. Details

2. Art in the Park

Join us to experience beautiful art, engage with vendors, eat great food at our pay-what-you-can barbecue, and learn more about ACORN! Details

3.The Ottawa Greek Festival

The Ottawa Greek Festival features live Greek music, traditional Greek dances, excellent Greek Cuisine, cooking demonstrations, Greek language lessons, craft and cultural exhibits, souvenirs, raffles, children’s activities, Church tours and ecclesiastical displays. Details

4. TD SouthAsianFest

The 2017 Edition of SouthAsianFest will feature action packed activities including Intercultural Dialogue, Masala Bhangra on the Hill, Dance Workshops, ART EXHIBITION, the SPLASH! Dinner & Dance Boat Cruise and the Grand Event. Details

5. Jamaica Day

JAMDAY is a wonderful opportunity to experience the rich culture of Jamaica through reggae music, folk dances, songs, stories, delicious Jamaican cuisine, games and much more. World-class artists live from Jamaica and local artists will be featured. Plenty of other attractions such as: childrens village, dominos and of course Jamaican food will be available for everyone! This one of a kind event will be packed with fun and enjoyment for the whole family. Details

6. Craft Beer Tasting

This event brings together craft beer enthusiasts and local breweries from across the Ottawa region. Details

7. West End Food Truck Rally

10+ food trucks and kids entertainment come together for the FAMSAC Food Cupboard. Details

Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 11 AM – 7 PM

8. Perth Garlic Festival

The purpose of the festival is to promote Ontario grown garlic, share ideas on how to grow, harvest, market, cook and enjoy garlic, to bring together ‘garlic heads’ and producers on an annual basis, to provide a forum for the consumer to purchase Ontario grown garlic. Details

9. Festival of India

There will be many activities with the three days, ranging from panel discussions to an essay competition to musical and dance performances. Details

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