Ready to start planning another awesome weekend? Once again, we have a huge variety of events in Ottawa, starting with the last weekend of Fall Rhapsody, the Signatures craft market, hockey games, a Latin American celebration, and much more! Take a look at this list!
1. Ottawa Fire Truck Pull
Come to cheer on the teams that will compete to pull an Ottawa Fire Services fire truck 100 feet the fastest; raise the most money for a good cause or demonstrate the most team spirit. FREE.
When: Saturday Oct 21 from 2pm to 5pm.
Where: Lansdowne park, 1525 Princess Patricia Way.
2. Fall Rhapsody, last weekend
Enjoy the amazing fall colours throughout the national capital region: Ottawa, Gatineau Park, and the Greenbelt trails. Take the NCC free shuttle to visit the most popular Gatineau Park spots such as Pink Lake, Mackenzie King Estate, Champlain Lookout and others. Hop on, hop off as you wish every weekend between 9am and 4pm. FREE.
When: Sept 30-Oct 22.
Where: Ottawa and Gatineau Park.
3. Signatures Handmade Market
Showcasing the work of more than 125 artists, artisans, makers, and designers from coast-to-coast. Shop, sip and savor thanks to a unique partnership with local craft producers: Overflow Brewing Company, Dunrobin Distilleries, Casa-Dea Estates Winery, and gourmet food exhibitors. Tickets, $8, $6, and $4 after 5pm. Youth 17 and under free.
When: Oct 19-22 from 10am.
Where: Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park
4. 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: Oct 20-22 and subsequent weekends until Nov 19.
Where: 6110 Mitch Owens Road, Manotick.
5. Senators vs Detroit Red Wings
Cheer on the Ottawa Senators against the Detroit Red Wings. Celebrate Sparty’s birthday by taking part in fun, family-friendly activities. The first 7,000 kids will receive a Sens Jersey Lunch Bag! Tickets from $35.
When: Saturday Oct 21 at 1pm.
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Drive.
6. Latin American Heritage Month
The Latin American embassies of Canada invite the public to celebrate Latin American heritage with music, dance, crafts, art, gastronomy and much more. FREE.
When: Saturday Oct 21 from 11am to 4pm
Where: City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W.
7. The Spooktacular Craft Market
Shop from over 40 local vendors. Free workshop. FREE admission.
When: Saturday Oct 21 from 10:30am to 3pm.
Where: Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave.
8. 67`s weekend games
Cheer on Ottawa’s junior hockey league. Tickets from $23.
When: Friday Oct 20 at 7pm vs Peterborough Petes. Sunday Oct 22 at 2pm vs Sault Saint Marie Greyhounds.
Where: TD Place, 1015 Bank St.
9. Ottawa Multicultural Fall Festival
The festival will present delicious food of
Ukrainian, Moldavian, Russian, Georgian and other Eastern European ethnic cuisines, as well as a fair with the best handcrafts of the city. You will find performances of musicians, singers and dance groups, a concert of rock bands, and a disco. FREE. Oct 21, 11am – 7pm. Evening party: 8pm-12am ($30). At Horticulture Building, 1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa.
10. Ottawa Maker Festival
An event that highlights the new and exciting projects and ideas of local makers. FREE. Oct 21. St. Laurent Shopping Centre, 1200 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa.
11. Pop Up Wedding Dress Sale Ottawa East
Don’t miss this pop-up wedding dress sale in Ottawa. FREE. Oct 22, 9am – 4pm. Holiday Inn, Ottawa East, 1199 Joseph Cyr Street, Ottawa.
12. The National Women’s Show
Featuring food and wine sampling, fashion shows, celebrity guests, complimentary makeovers, health, wellness & beauty secrets, cooking demos, home renovation and decor advice, travel ideas, and more. PAID. Oct 21 – 22, EY Centre 4899 Uplands Dr.
13. Ottawa International Writers Festival
Canada’s Festival of Ideas presenting entertaining and passionate discussions with the world’s leading thinkers. FREE. Oct 25 – Oct 30. 414 Sparks St., Ottawa.
14. Iberoamerican Book Fair
Celebrate literature, art and Iberoamerican culture. FREE but registration at Eventbrite is required. Saturday Oct 21 from 10am to 5pm at UNAM Canada, 55 Prom du Portage, Gatineau.
15. Parliament Immersive Experience
Explore the main Parliament Building, also called the Centre Block, in this innovative experience that includes an exhibition and a 360° multimedia show. FREE. Oct – Dec, 8:30am – 4:30pm. 211 Sparks Street.
16. Wickedly Westboro
Simple, Spooky, and Safe! Celebrate Halloween in Westboro Village with an easy scavenger hunt for friends and family! FREE. Oct 13 – 31. Westboro Village, Ottawa.
17. Fresh Meat
Ottawa’s 12th annual Fresh Meat Festival showcases a diverse group of local artists each year, allowing emerging talent to create and perform new, innovative, short works, which often blur lines between dance, poetry, burlesque, clown, pantomime, performance art, stand-up, sketch comedy, storytelling, and more. PAID. Oct 12, 7pm – Oct 21, 10:30pm. Arts Court 2 Daly Ave, Ottawa.
18. Harvest Market at Domaine Perrault Winery
Enjoy a fun Fall day at the vineyard. Over 20 local vendors, wood fired pizza truck and Smokeschack BBQ truck, mulled wine and wine tastings, pumpkin painting for the kids. FREE. Reserve a spot at Eventbrite. Sunday Oct 22 from 11am to 3pm at Domaine Perrault Winery, 1000 Perrault Road, Ottawa.
19. Seventeen Voyces presents ‘The Phantom of the Opera’
Come experience the 1925 silent film classic ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ with live choir and organ music, just in time for Halloween. Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 PM, St Matthew’s Anglican Church, 217 First Avenue. Tickets are $30, $20 for students. Purchase online or at the door.
20. The Symphonic Band of Cajica
Enjoy the richness of Colombian and Latin American music played by the Symphonic Band of Cajica (Colombia). FREE admission. Tuesday October 24 at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers, 355 Cooper Street Ottawa.
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