Weekend Fun in Ottawa – August 17th & 18th

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Find your fun your family fun in Ottawa the weekend of August 17th & 18th

SATURDAY AUGUST 17TH


The Festival de la Curd will be on from August 14th to 18th in St Albert with live shows and family activities.

The Capital Fair will be on all weekend.

The Westboro FUSE Street Festival will be on from 10am to 11pm.

The Pakenham Fair will be on from 7am to 5pm.

It’s Honeybee Day at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum from 9:30 am to 4pm.
Get the buzz on honeybees! Learn how these small insects not only supply us with honey, but also have a huge impact on agriculture and our everyday lives.

Seed to Savour from 10am to 4pm at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site.
Learn what produce was grown during early years at Horaceville, get hands-on in the heritage garden, and observe traditional methods of preparing and preserving food with squash.

Changing of the Guard Ceremony on Parliament Hill at 10am. K

Summer Family Mornings will take place at the NAC from 10am to noon. There will be FREE activities, games, musical guests and more, for children of all ages.

Petrie Summer Smash 2019 at Petrie Island in Orleans from 11am to 10pm.

The Canadian Museum of History welcomes Indigenous Experiences at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm.
Come explore Indigenous culture firsthand through dance performances, near a site once used as both a trading post and a place of friendship and celebration. Tickets are 10$ per person.

Storytime at Rideau Hall from 1pm to 3pm. Frontier College staff and volunteers invite the general public, families, and groups of children to settle in under the Reading Tent to read books and to participate in fun reading, writing, and science activities. While you are at Rideau Hall, take in the sights and visit for the whole day!

2019 BECA Family Dun Day at Bradley Ridge Park.
Free BBQ starting at 4 PM until 7 PM. Live music, inflatables, face painting and other activities starting at 3 PM!

A Taste of Manotick from 4pm to 8pm in Manotick Village.

Water Lantern Festival at Andrew Haydon Park from 5pm to 10pm.

Casino Lac-Leamy Sound of Light Fireworks – Greece will feature the Pirotecnia Igual Sa’s (Chile) theme “Dance for the World.” Site opens at 6pm and fireworks start at 9:30.pm.

2019 TorchLight Shakespeare Series presents Romeo & Juliet at Windsor Park at 7pm. Admission is free but a 20$ donation is recommended.

Mary Poppins Returns will be playing at Kilbirnie Park starting at 7pm.

The Princess Bride will be playing in Westboro Village starting at 8:30.

Storks will be playing at Lansdwone Park as per of Lansdowne Movie Nights starting at 8:30pm.

Northern Lights – Sound & Light Show on Parliament Hill will be showing at 10pm. A show featuring key figures, events and achievements from Canadian history are brought to life against the backdrop of the Centre Block and Peace Tower. It’s FREE!

SUNDAY AUGUST 18TH

The Festival de la Curd will be on from August 14th to 18th in St Albert with live shows and family activities.

The Capital Fair will be on all weekend.

The Westboro FUSE Street Festival will be on from 10am to 11pm.

Nokia Sunday Bikedays from 9am to 1pm.
Enjoy car-free cycling on Ottawa’s scenic parkways during NOKIA Sunday Bikedays .

Awesome Archaeology will be on from 10am to 4pm at the Canadian Museum of History

Barrhaven Classic Car Show at Clarke Fields Prk from 10am to 4pm.

Pinhey’s Past Times at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site from 10am to 4pm. Enhance your museum experience with a natural science or social history demonstration.

Changing of the Guard Ceremony on Parliament Hill at 10am.

Creative Sundays at the Ottawa Art Gallery will be on from 10am to 2pm. Join the Studio for weekly drop-in activities suitable for all ages.

All Aboard Sundays at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum from 11am to 3pm

The Canadian Museum of History welcomes Indigenous Experiences at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm.
Come explore Indigenous culture firsthand through dance performances, near a site once used as both a trading post and a place of friendship and celebration. Tickets are 10$ per person.

Zumba on the Hill is back at 4pm on Parliament Hill. Everyone is welcome! Don’t forget your water bottle.

Northern Lights – Sound & Light Show on Parliament Hill will be showing at 10pm. A show featuring key figures, events and achievements from Canadian history are brought to life against the backdrop of the Centre Block and Peace Tower. It’s FREE!

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