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What to do this weekend in Ottawa: Full list of events

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It’s another action-packed weekend across the National Capital Region.

There are plenty of activities to enjoy, including food festivals, comedy, and the 30th edition of Ottawa Bluesfest.

Ottawa Bluesfest – July 4-14 at Lebreton Flats
The weekend lineup includes Nickelback, Noah Cyrus, Maroon 5, Carly-Rae Jepsen, Tyler Shaw and 50 Cent.
See the full lineup and get your tickets here.

Thai Street Food Festival – Sunday, July 7 at Lansdowne
Indulge in a variety of authentic Thai dishes from savoury curries to sweet and spicy stir-fries.
You’ll also have the opportunity to browse arts and crafts from local vendors, all in one convenient location.
Horticulture Building at Lansdowne, 1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa.
Learn more here.

Almonte Celtfest – July 5 – 7 at Gemmill Park, Almonte
A weekend of Ottawa Valley and Celtic entertainment, historical Celtic traditions, artisans and vendors.
Learn more here.

Gatineau Comedy Festival – July 4 – 6 at Place de la Cité, Gatineau
A humour festival featuring comedians such as Laurent Paquin, Les Grandes crues, Patrick Groulx, Mehdi Bousaidan and more.
The presentations are in French.
Learn more here.

Afrosphere: An Afrobeat(s) Music Experience – Friday, July 5 (5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.)
An immersive block party and live music experience featuring diverse emerging artists, artisans, interactive activities and delicious food and beverage vendors, all coming together to celebrate the impact of Afrobeat(s) in Canada’s capital city. There will also be live music performances from a local Afrobeat(s) music collective, and a DJ set from a globally recognized DJ, who has performed with top charting Afrobeat(s) artists.
Join in for an unforgettable evening on a summer night in Ottawa filled with community, celebration and great vibes!
Baccanalle, 1805 Gaspé Avenue, Ottawa.
Learn more here.

Natsu Matsuri – Saturday, July 6 at the Sandy Hill Community Centre
Celebrate the Japanese community this summer at Natsue Matsuri, the Summer Festival.
Enjoy delicious Japanese food, activities, crafts, performances and more.
250 Somerset Street East, Ottawa
Learn more here.

International Ottawa Puppet Festival: July 6-10 at Academic Hall, UOttawa
Three multi awarded theatre groups are coming to perform in Ottawa.
Learn more here.

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

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