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

Have you noticed how quick the foliage is changing colours these days? It’s time to go out and witness the amazing spectacle that fall offers us in Ottawa! Check out this list of events and share it with your family and friends!

1. Fall Rhapsody

An exciting time of the year has arrived! Enjoy the amazing fall colours throughout the national capital region. The NCC free shuttle starts to run this weekend to take visitors to the most popular Gatineau Park spots such as Pink Lake, Mackenzie King Estate, Champlain Lookout and others. Hop on, hop off as you wish between 9am and 4pm. FREE.
When: Sept 30-Oct 22.
Where: Ottawa and Gatineau Park.

2. One World Bazaar

Shop from artisans from around the world. From exquisite jewelry to beautiful woven textiles, these unique creations showcase the creativity and skill of amazing artisans. FREE.
When: Sept 28-30 and subsequent weekends until Nov 19.
Where: 6110 Mitch Owens Road, Manotick.
Details: oneworldbazaar.ca

3. Byward Barket

A day dedicated to our loving furry-babies! Treats, scavenger hunt, photo booth, and a fashion show contest! FREE.
When: Oct 1 from 11am to 5pm.
Where: Byward Market
Details: @ottawamarkets

4. Metcalfe Fair

Agricultural fair with entertainment for the whole family: midway, demolition derby, horse shows, sheep show, Holstein show, puppets show, baby show, antiques exhibition, wrestling, live music, DJs. Tickets: $5, $10, $15. Children 5 and under free.
When: Sept 28- Oct 1.
Where: 2821 8th Line Road, Metcalfe
Details: metcalfefair.com

5. Orleans Oktoberfest

Beers, pretzels, and German inspired food. Also a band, DJ, games and prizes. Tickets: $35.
When: Saturday Sept 30 from noon to 11pm.
Where: Orleans Brewing Co., 4380 Innes Road.
Details: On eventbrite.

6. Adaawe Orange Shirt Day Memorial Walk

Join this walk to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, an Indigenous-led grassroots event that shines a light on the harrowing legacy of residential schools.
When: Saturday Sept 30 from noon to 3pm.
Where: From 338 Somerset St to Parliament Hill.
Details: adaawe.ibhub.ca

7. Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes

Cheer on Ottawa`s football team when it clashes with Montreal Alouettes. Tickets from $25 tax incl.
When: Saturday Sept 30 at 8pm
Where: TD Place, 1015 Bank St.

8. 24hs Yogapalooza

Participate in this marathon of yoga to raise funds for childhood cancer care and research at CHEO. Two days of yoga with different instructors and styles, while being surrounded by beautiful artwork in the heart of Ottawa.
When: Saturday Sept 30 (first 12 hours) and Sunday Oct 1, the remaining 12 hs from 8am to 8pm.
Where: Ottawa Art Gallery, 10 Daly Ave.
Details: 24hryogapalooza.ca

9. Senators vs Winnipeg Jets

Cheer on the Senators against Winnipeg Jets in this preseason game of the National Hockey League. Tickets from $34 tax incl. Friday Sept 29 at 7pm at Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Drive. Kanata.

10. Ottawa Senators Fan Fest

This free marquee event at Canadian Tire Centre features an exciting day of games, activities, and fun for the whole family. Activities include: Sens store sale, inflatables, live DJ, face painting, and so much more! FREE. Sept 30, 9am – 1pm. 1000 Palladium Dr, Ottawa, ON.

11. Ottawa 67s vs Peterborough Petes

Buy Peterborough Petes vs Ottawa 67s tickets in Ottawa and be there in person for all the action! PAID. Sept 29, 7pm – 11pm. TD Place, 1015 Bank St, Ottawa.

12. Whisky Ottawa

Join Whisky Ottawa for its 9th edition of captivating the public in the national capital region with the best whiskies produced in Canada, alongside participating distilleries from the United States, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Join Masterclasses series with renowned experts. Sept 29-30. Main event Saturday Sept 30. VIP entry at 6pm. General Admission: 7-10pm. Location: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive.

Buy your tickets here: https://www.whiskyottawa.ca/event_wott/purchase

13. Korean Film Festival

As a testament to the depth of Korean cinema, the OKFF will showcase a broad range of 15 Korean films of various genres, including drama, comedy, animation, and documentary, ranging from the latest films to classics, both online and in-person. FREE. Sept 27 – Oct 8. Korean Cultural Centre Canada, 150 Elgin St #101, Ottawa, ON, Ottawa Art Gallery,50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, ON, Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St, Ottawa, ON, ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON.

14. Byward Night Market

Join us in creating a new tradition at the historic ByWard Market! At golden hour, sip, nibble, and shake with local vendors, street cuisine, a mobile bar, and live music! FREE. Sept 30, 5pm – 9pm. 55 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON.

15. 2023 Panda Game

Come watch the University of Ottawa and Carleton Ravens football teams as they face off at TD Place. Sunday Oct 1 at 12pm. 1015 Bank St.

16. Homecoming: Art Market & Music

Wander through a curated art market from local creatives and enjoy a live music lineup. FREE. Saturday Sept 30, 1-5pm. Vanier Hub – 271 Marier Avenue, Ottawa.

17. Harvest Night Market at Parkdale Market

Over 50 vendors, music and food for the fall edition of this popular market. FREE. Wednesday Oct 4 from 5pm to 9pm at 366 Parkdale Ave.

18. Ottawa Chocolate Show

A one day chocolate marketplace featuring Canadian chocolate makers, chocolatiers, and chocolate educators. Join us to taste, buy and learn about bean to bar chocolate. PAID. Sept 30, 10am – 5pm. Algonquin College Ottawa Campus, 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON.

19. Music Fest Select

Come on out, have a fresh bagel sandwich and support Ottawa’s finest musical talent! FREE. Oct 1, 2:30pm. 1321 Wellington St West, Ottawa, ON.

20. Cabaret Musical

Ovation Productions proudly presents the provocative, Tony Award winning musical, Cabaret – Set in the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub in Berlin, Germany at the end of the 1920s. PAID. Sept 28 – Oct 8. Les Lye Studio Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Dr, Nepean.

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