16 events you won’t want to miss this weekend in Ottawa

This weekend we have a wide variety of events in the capital. That takes in an impressive aerobatic show, a ribfest, a wellness fair, craft and handmade markets, dog fairs, races, a musical festival, some theater, an equestrian competition and even more.


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1. Aero Gatineau Ottawa Above and Beyond.

This is an event of breathtaking aerobatic demonstrations, military aircraft and aerospace technologies presentations. More than sixty aircraft will be on display on the ground and in the air. Air shows around 10:30am on Saturday and Sunday. Sept 16-18. Where: At Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport located on Highway 50. Address: 1717, rue Arthur-Fecteau, Gatineau, QC J8R 2Z9. PAID.

Check out: aerogatineauottawa.com

2. The WOW Festival.

This event aims to bring attention to substance use health, and mental and physical health. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson will declare an official Working on Wellness Day. There will be speakers, musical performances and a fair with over 90 participants. Sept 16 from 11am to 4pm at the City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W. FREE.

Check out: capsa.ca

3. Orleans Ribfest and Poutine.

This features award winning ribbers from the U.S. and Canada. Three days of concerts and live music to entertain the festival goers. Where: 255 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans. Sept 16-18 from 11am to 9pm. Sunday closes at 7pm. FREE.

Orleans Ribfest and Poutine

4. Byward Barket.

Take your dog with you to the Byward Market on Sunday Sept 18 for a day of pup surprises. Free dog treats, live canine art, dog fashion show contest, and a scavenger hunt. Dog friendly shops and patios will have yellow balloons. From 11am to 5pm. FREE.

Check out: https://www.byward-market.com/events

5. Ottawa run for Palestine.

2K walk, 5K and 10K runs on Sept 17. Starting point: Hog’s Back Falls. 11am-1pm. Three categories, child, student and adult. Snacks, fruits and water will be provided. The money raised will be donated to the maternity department at Shifa’s Hospital in Gaza.

Check out: Ottawa Run for Palestine 7th Annual Charity Walk/Run on Facebook.

6. 613 flea market.

Handmade, antiques, vintage clothing, great food and one-of-a-kind surprises! At Lansdowne. Sept 17. From 10am to 4pm. FREE.

Check out: 613flea.ca

7. Freewheeling craft market.

A market day, with drinking and a pop-up kitchen with a local chef. Where: At Dominion City brewery in Canotek Park. From 1-7pm on Sept 17. FREE.

8. Ottawa Dog Fair.

Games, agility obstacles, a photobooth with a professional photographer, contests to win baskets and prizes, and a training demo. The funds raised will benefit Freedom Dog Rescue. Sept 17 from 10am-2pm. At 19 Slack Road (Greenhawk Equestrian) Check out its page on Facebook.

9. City Folk.

A multi-day festival that features an eclectic mix of musical shows. Where: At the great lawn, Lansdowne Park. September 15 to 17. Tickets from 77 dollars.

Check out: cityfolkfestival.com

10. Wadded Up Monster Trucks Live Ottawa

Canadian Monster Trucks compete in ground-pounding action. You’ll be able to take a ride in a real Monster Truck! PAID. Tickets from 22.60 dollars. Where: At Rideau Carleton Casino. 4837 Albion Road S. Gloucester. Sept 17.

Check out: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wadded-up-monster-trucks-live-ottawa-on-tickets-401199216657?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

11. Sttitsville How’s About Them Apples!

An event to promote Stittsville apple orchards. There will be apple sauces, apple pies, apple strudel, apple cider, candy apples, prizes, contests, live music, and much more. Sept 17 from 10am to 3pm. At 1491 Shea Road.

12. Queen Elizabeth II Memorial March.

Sept 18, 3pm-4:30pm. From Major’s Hill Park to the Royal Display for the Queen located at the Terrace of the Chateau Laurier. Gathering point at (TBC) the Canadian Building Trades Monument.

13. Glebe Fine Art Show.

Do you need a painting for your home or office? Meet 34 artists who will show their work at Glebe Community Center on Sept 17 and 18, from 10am to 4pm.

14. Romeo and Juliet.

A play featured by the Company of Adventurers. English-speaking Romeo is courting the French Juliet, with a great many humorous situations. Where: The Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Avenue. FREE. Sept 16 at 6pm, and Sept 18 at 3:30pm.

Check out: eventbrite.ca

15. Ottawa Equestrian tournaments.

Ottawa National jumping competition. Sept 15-18. Free admission. At Wesley Clover Park. Address: 401 Corkstown Road.

Check out: ottawaequestriantournaments.com

16. Elgin Street Market.

Sept 18 and every Sunday until October 9th. From 9am to 1pm. Rain or shine. Address: Boushey Square 211-A Waverley St (at Elgin).

Check out: elginstreetmarket.ca

Have an exciting weekend!!

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