June 29-July 3

Ottawa River Festival

Les municipalités riveraines de Prescott-Russell prendront des airs de fête du 29 juin au 3 juillet prochain, dans le cadre du 5e Festival de la rivière des Outaouais.
The Prescott and Russell river front municipalities will take a festive air next June 29 ti July 3rd during the 5th Outaouais River Festival.


June 30-Aug 26

Story time at Rideau Hall 

Looking for a free, fun activity to do with the kids this summer? Come and enjoy Storytime at Rideau Hall! From June 30 to August 26, this outdoor reading activity is hosted in collaboration with Frontier College, a Canadian charitable literacy organization.Every Friday and Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Frontier College volunteers invite the general public, families and youth groups to settle in under the Reading Tent to read books and to participate in fun literacy activities. While you are at Rideau Hall, take in the sights and visit for the whole day! We have a wide array of free activities offered on-site during the summer:

  • Stop by the Visitor Centre and learn more about the history of Rideau Hall.
  • Enjoy the play structure and explore the grounds at your leisure.
  • Have a picnic! Bring your own lunch and blanket and settle in under a tree or at one of our picnic tables.
  • Witness the pageantry and colour of the Ceremonial Guard during the hourly Relief of the Sentries.
  • Explore the official residence of the Governor General with our guides and discover the historic treasures in the public rooms by playing our Search + Discover game!


July 1


Where are the Fireworks, OTTAWA ?

July 2


WE Day Canada

Mark July 2, 2017, on your calendar and join us, Canada Day weekend, on Parliament Hill for a family-friendly event, bringing together world-renowned speakers, A-list performers, and tens of thousands of Canadians celebrating our commitment to making the next 150 years count. Help us inspire the next generation of change-makers make their mark on our beautiful nation.


Canada 150 Maker Market

Happy 150 Canada! Welcome to the Canada 150 Maker Market happening on July 2nd at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa. Join thousands of visitors to celebrate hundreds of Canadian makers who will be selling their high quality, handmade items. As a nod to Canada’s amazing diversity we are making a special effort to ensure that more Canadian makers are represented, including marginalized groups and First Nations artists. We have curated an amazing collection of vendors that are showing off the Canadian Maker Movement at its best. You will be shopping directly from the artisans and creative people that contribute richness and beauty to Canada. Enjoy our air conditioned space, sip a latte and peruse our beautiful goods.

July 2 – July 23

Canada Scene Activities at the NAC     

Featuring many family events

July 3 – Aug 20

Shuttle bus to Calypso Waterpark

July 3 – Aug19

Torchlight Shakespeare

Professional Shakespeare company A Company of Fools presents Pericles, Prince of Tyre. This outdoor production tours a different park each night of the week.

July 4-29

As Far as Eyes Can See

Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

July 5

Public Library Rosemount Branch. Summer Story Time.


Yoopacadabra avec Théo et Fredo

July 6, 13, 20, 27

Répétez avec Théo : « Yoopacadabra ». C’est la formule magique que Théo a trouvée pour exécuter ses tours de magie! Théo, personnage célèbre de la chaîne Yoopa, deviendra magicien avec l’aide de son complice de toujours, nul autre que Fredo le magicien. Comme un grand frère, Fredo initiera Théo aux rudiments de la magie afin que celui-ci puisse aspirer à devenir un grand maître…son rêve! Mais connaissant la maladresse de Théo, ce ne sera pas sans difficulté qu’il y parviendra, et ce, pour le plus grand plaisir des enfants. Rire et surprises au menu, la table est dressée pour un beau moment de complicité par l’humour, le jeu et bien entendu, la magie!

Can you dig it? Billings Estate.

July 7-9

Gatineau’s Wonders of Sand

Gatineau’s wonders of the sand festival invites you to come and admire the work of some of the best sand sculptors in the country as they showcase incredible structures, all inspired by this year theme, “Raiders of the Lost Lake”. Take advantage of this premiere summer gathering by participating in one of the different activities offered over the weekend at Lake Beauchamp: Family and Amateur sand-sculpting challenge, workshops and games, inflatable structures, swimming and, let’s not forget, the water segment “Grand Splash”: The Aquazone (inflatable structures course on water), the Aquazoo, the water races, with the participation of the “Crazy Races”, and the “Grand Mouillage”, a gigantic watergun battle for the whole family!

July 7

Ottawa Welcomes the World: Rwanda

July 7, 14, 21, 28

Little critters. Billings Estate

Serving up History at Pinhey’s Point.

Dominion Day Strawberry Social

July 8

Build A Bug House. Home Depot workshop.

Gatineau International Truck Pull

International competitions with 8 classes of truck and tractors as semi trucks, 4 X 4 Modified Trucks, 4 X 4 Road Trucks, 2 Wheel Drive Trucks, Super Stock Tractors, Modified Tractors, Super Farm Tractors, Mini Modified Tractors. Demolition Derby. Rock music show. Activities for kids. Festive ambiance. At the Gatineau Airport site. Free for 9 years old and less. Gatineau Airport, 1717, rue Arthur-Fecteau Gatineau (Qc), Canada J8R 2Z9

July 8-9

Osgoode Medieval Festival

Professional jousting, dancing, sword play, kids’ games, live music, vendors, archery, birds of prey, wagon rides and much more.  Join us at the Medieval Education Day for kids

July 9

Ottawa Welcomes the World: Taiwan

July 11

Ottawa Welcomes the World: Mongolia

July 11-16

Wendover Western Festival

July 11 – Sept 16

Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show

July 12

CréaSon « Déchets-d’oeuvres   Musique et percussions avec objets recyclés (4 à 11 ans)

Mercredi 12 juillet 2017 | 19 h Parc Louis-Philion
13, rue du Curé-Labelle GRATUIT
Sylvain Grenier et Alain Quirion vous en mettront plein la vue et les oreilles! En plus des instruments qui ont fait la marque de CréaSon (les bâtons de hockeys, boîtes de conserve, chaudrons et chaudières devenus des xylhockeys, conservelefun, chaudrofun et drumlefun), vous découvrirez de nouveaux prototypes, tels que la guitare styromousse, la cruchiole et la contreboîte! CréaSon, sur des rythmes festifs, émerveillera les jeunes tout en les amenant à réfléchir sur notre empreinte écologique.

July 13-17

Nigeria’s cultural heritage Celebration

July 14

Ottawa Welcomes the World: Tanzania

July 15-19

Ottawa Welcomes the World: Egypt

July 15, 22, 29
Infant Massage Workshops 


July 16

Ice Cream Festival

Explore the journey from cow to cone and get the scoop on ice cream and dairying. A variety of food services will also be on site as well as various organizations. This will be a tasty treat of a day not to be missed!


Celebrate Nepean

An impressive 19th century Gothic Revival farm house, Fairfields Heritage House represents the homestead and community building legacy of the Bell family. Originally built on 660 acres of farm land, the museum tells the epic story of almost 200 years of rich, local history and the people who so actively helped shape the evolution of the area. Beautiful green lawns surround the house and are an invitation to spend leisure time at the site. With a gazebo, gardens, and statuesque trees the space is perfect for picnics, exploration, and family-friendly activities. Come visit the museum, explore the grounds and chat with knowledgeable guides. Imagine yourself in the past as you try on our dress-up costumes and play some old-fashioned games. With guided tours, as well as programs and events for families, Fairfields Heritage House remains a hub of community activity.

July 19

Story Walk

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Parent Resource Centre invites you to Strathcona Park to enjoy a few self guided stories along with some fun activities for the whole family to try.Bring your sunscreen, your water & snacks and your smiles for a fun morning under the sun!  Le centre de ressources pour parents vous invite au parc Strathcona pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire du Canada. Venez découvrir quelques histoires autoguidées et vous amuser avec des activités pour toute la famille. Apportez votre crème solaire, vos bouteilles d’eau et collation et n’oubliez pas vos sourires!

July 15-16

Festival des cultures du monde

July 15- Sept 4

Recycl’art de Gatineau

Le Centre d’art contemporain de l’Outaouais (CACO) est heureux de pouvoir présenter une seconde édition d’art contemporain basée sur la récupération de matériaux de notre environnement.
En effet, le parc du ruisseau de la Brasserie de Gatineau accueillera une seconde édition de RECYCL’ART de GATINEAU du 18 juillet au 21 août 2016. Au moins 25 artistes présenteront leur œuvre au public en s’inspirant de la vie et de l’œuvre de Jean DALLAIRE, artiste originaire de Hull dont nous allons célébrer le 100e anniversaire de naissance en 2016. Une exposition rétrospective lui sera consacrée à la Galerie Montcalm du 9 juin au 25 août, un documentaire lui sera aussi consacré avec une projection spéciale au Café des 4 Jeudis le 18 juillet et finalement l’exposition de RECYCL’ART de GATINEAU. En outre, durant les fins de semaine de l’exposition, des artistes offriront des ateliers pour initier les jeunes et les amateurs à la création d’œuvres d’art à partir de matériaux récupérés.

July 19-23

Ottawa Lebanese Festival

Proud of its world-wide recognition and success as a family-oriented festival celebrating the culture of Lebanon.elebrates five days of marvellous Middle Eastern food, entertainment and genuine traditions on the grounds of the St. Elias Cathedral and Banquet Hall. The Festival is

July 20-22

Fortissimo: Beating Retreat Ceremony

The Ceremonial Guard performs public duties in Ottawa annually from late June to the end of August.

The public duties of the Ceremonial Guard include:

  • Posting Guards at the residence of His Excellency, the Governor General of Canada;
  • Performing the daily Changing the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill;
  • Providing daily sentries at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial (suspended for the 2016 season);
  • Guards of Honour for visiting heads of state or other dignitaries;
  • Participating in official public or military functions in the capital;
  • Performing during public concerts or other ceremonies to promote the Canadian Armed Forces.

July 21-23

Capital Ukrainian Festival

Experience the life, joy and heritage of Ukrainian culture … vibrant music, delicious cuisine, refreshing drinks, stunning artwork, handmade crafts, informative displays … along the scenic banks of the Rideau Canal in the heart of Ottawa. Wish table mates “Smachnoho” (Bon appétit!) and toast friends “Na zdorovia!” (To your health!).

July 21 – Aug19

Centretown Movies

July 23

Ottawa Welcomes the World: Uruguay

July 21-30


“Like a kaleidoscope of images and colours, AGWÀTÀ, which means “to emerge from the water” in Algonquin, amazes us by troubling events of our past. The history emerges from the creek, like a trickle of time that we pluck from the water moment by moment: a ballet of fish, a log drive opera, a callous industry and a rain of ashes.”

July 26

Les Oui-Oui-Chéris «Globe-trotters

Chanson (3-8 ans) Mercredi 26 juillet 2017 | 19 h Parc La Vérendrye 730, rue Main, à l’angle de la rue P.-Labine  GRATUIT

L?itinéraire, habilement orchestré par ces deux amuseurs multidisciplinaires, fait découvrir au jeune spectateur l?infinie richesse des cultures de plusieurs pays depuis le tam-tam jusqu?au iPod. Traditions et innovations forment un heureux contraste dans cette captivante expédition où la vulgarisation de certaines moeurs fait rigoler les petits comme les grands! L’art de conjuguer folies et découvertes!

July 27-30

La Machine

Wandering around in public spaces, the protagonists will invade the heart of the capital in a show entitled “The Spirit of the Dragon-Horse, With Stolen Wings”. They will live among us for 24 hours a day over the course of four days as they pursue their quest and fulfill their destiny.

July 28
Ottawa Welcomes the World: Thailand

July 28 – Aug 6

Festival country du Grand Gatineau

July 29

3rd Annual Cruising for CHEO

Ottawa Welcomes the World: Lithuania

July 30

Taking Flight. Cumberland Museum.

Have you ever wanted to fly?  No need to flap your arms and hope for the best! From kites to airplanes and hot air balloons to dirigibles, discover how humans soar above the ground. Cost: $7.30 for adults, $5.25 for students and seniors, Free for children 5 and under, or $18.80 for a family (two adults and children under 18)

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