Thursday, July 18, 2024

Here’s what to do in Ottawa this weekend

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There is no shortage of sunshine forecast for Ottawa this weekend – and plenty of fun to be had, whether you enjoy classic cars, local art, cycling, or tractor pulls.

Festival franco-ontarien: June 13 – 15 at Major’s Hill Park.

An annual celebration of francophone culture through concerts, street art and entertainment. This family-friendly event features francophone performers from Ontario, elsewhere in Canada, and beyond. Learn more here:

Father’s Day Car Show: June 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Billings Estate National Historic Site.

Treat your dad, paternal role model or favourite car enthusiast to a day of family-friendly fun. Visitors can cast a vote for their favourite car (voting ends at 1:30 p.m.; winner announced at 2 p.m. You can also explore the museum at Ottawa’s oldest wood frame house and challenge each other to a fun scavenger hunt challenge. Learn more here.

Summer Indigenous Art Market: June 15 at the National Arts Centre (NAC)

Explore the diverse and amazing work of Métis, Inuit, and First Nations makers. Browse jewellery, beadwork, paintings, sculptures, mittens, moccasins, coffee, crafts, and much more. Admission is free and more details can be found here.

The Preston Street Bicycle Races: June 16 on Preston Street

Preston Street will transform into a thrilling racecourse featuring cycling events for all ages and skill levels. Learn more here.

Tractor Jam: June 16 at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm, 2452 Yorks Corners Road, Edwards

This annual event features tractor pulls, classic car showcases, live music performances and a myriad of games and activities for kids.
Admission by donation and donations collected during the event will be given to The Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind and The Canadian Veteran Service Dog Unit. Learn more here.

FCA Ottawa Ferrari Festival: June 14 – 16 at Commissioner’s Park along the Queen Elizabeth Driveway

The Dow’s Lake Concorso d’Eleganza will feature a lineup of rare, luxury vehicles that will be on display for public viewing and for voting by a group of renowned judges. Learn more here.

ArtsPark: June 15 at Parkdale Park

An artist and local crafter market, musical performances, family activities, the Happening Art Throwdown, food vendors, and more.
Admission is free and more details can be found here.

Britannia Village Arts Crawl: June 15, 2024 in Britannia Village

Local art and music within the beautiful backdrop of Britannia Village and Mud Lake.
Rain date is June 16. Learn more here.

Ottawa Flower Market Collective: June 15 at the Parkdale Public Market

Local farmer-florists bring an array of beautiful blooms from the Ottawa Valley to the Parkdale Public Market.
Stop by and create your own bouquet at the build-your-own bouquet bar or choose from a selection of ready-to-go bouquets. Learn more here.

Visit for a full rundown of events in the National Capital Region.

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