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What's Happening: Great Events and Activities in the Regions

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

Looking for fun activities in the Ottawa area? Check out these options over the next seven days, starting on Thursday, July 6. Be sure to verify details with the organizers as plans can change at any time.

For arts, culture and a good time…

  • Thursday, July 6 to July 16 | Dance all day and long into the night at LeBreton Flats for RBC Bluesfest with over 200 international and local acts. Between shows, fuel up with food and drink from a wide range of vendors and explore fun on-site activities.

  • Thursday, July 6 to Saturday, July 8 | The Gatineau Comedy Festival featuring comedians such as Laurent Paquin, Les Grandes crues, Patrick Groulx, Mehdi Bousaidan and more await you at Place de la Cité. The presentations are in French.

  • Saturday, July 8 | Rhinestones & Rhythm is an electrifying showcase featuring the talents of three exceptional performance groups performing death-defying stunts that are sure to leave audiences breathless happening at LabO Theatre.

  • Opening Saturday, July 8 | Celebrate 40 years of hip-hop in the Ottawa-Gatineau region at the 83 'til infinity exhibition shown at the Ottawa Art Gallery. FREE!

  • Saturday, July 8 | Meet local author Timm Holmes and hear how Roxy Robin’s story begins! Collect a colouring sheet and have fun making your way through the neighbourhood for Pieced Together Story Walk, starting at Gloucester Veterinary Hospital. FREE!

  • Sunday, July 9 | Join Cars & Coffee Ottawa for an incredible opportunity to connect with a diverse range of participants and enthusiasts. FREE!

  • Until Sunday, July 9 | Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke, the Japan Foundation’s traveling exhibition, is an innovative contemporary crafts exhibition presenting 65 works by contemporary netsuke carvers and artists happening at the Embassy of Japan. FREE!

  • Until Sunday, July 9 | Enjoy a world-class equestrian competition at the Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments held at Wesley Clover Parks.

  • Tuesday, July 11 | Join the vibrant, artist run Club SAW in downtown Ottawa for an inspiring and scintillating evening filled with circus, art, music and good vibes during the "above / below" Art Party.

For sports fans…

  • Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9 | Show your support for baseball’s Ottawa Titans as they battle the Tri-City ValleyCats at the Ottawa Stadium.

  • Saturday, July 8 | Ottawa’s TD Place will host Canada’s Women’s Rugby team this July in Pacific Four Series. Four teams, two double-headers. Don’t miss out on all of the action!

  • Sunday, July 9 | Cheer on Atlético Ottawa as they face Valour on the pitch at TD Place at Lansdowne.

For marketgoers…

  • Saturday, July 8 | Browse the regularly scheduled 613flea marketplace in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne and discover your next favourite local business or vendor. FREE!

  • Saturday, July 8 | Shop from a roster of local artists at the Urban Art Collective Saturday Themed Markets happening at 1088 Somerset Street! FREE admission!

Find out more great activities to do in and around Ottawa on the Ottawa Insider Blog!

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