Jul 1

Dominion Day

Celebrate all that is Canada with a day of amazing food from local chefs, music from local musicians, and art from local Canadian artists. Stroller-bound kids or babies in arms attend free, children’s admission is $5 at the gate (and includes maple taffy!).

Canada Day

Don’t miss Canada’s 151st birthday in the capital, when the region resonates with pageantry and the sounds of celebration!

Canada Day in Manotick

Celebrate Canada Day with carnival games, sweet treats, kid’s crafts and so much more!



Where are the Celebrations and Fireworks, OTTAWA ?

July 1-3

Ottawa Welcomes the World

Join this celebration of traditions from across the globe and take a trip around the world in Ottawa to discover the food, music, dance from various countries!



July 2 – Aug 19

Torchlight Shakespeare Festival

Professional Shakespeare company A Company of Fools presents Twelfth Night. This hilarious outdoor production tours a different park each night of the week, including Sunday matinees. Pass the hat for payment.


 July 5-8

Ottawa Beach Soccer Festival

All soccer players are invited with divisions for 35+, mixed adults, mixed U18, U14, U12, U10.



July 5 – Aug 30 

Playgroups in the Park

Join Mothercraft Ottawa’s EarlyON Child and Family Centre for playgroups in the park. There will be crafts and activities for children to enjoy and Esther America Dance will begin around 10AM. Children and their caregivers will have the opportunity to learn some new dance moves. Glebe Memorial Park, 75 Glendale Ave.



July 6-8

Wonders of Sand

Gatineau’s Wonders of 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. 




July 7

Baby Days-2018 

baby-photos-milestone-10-months-smiling-sitting-barnwood-floor-upcycled-sweater-sitter-romper-rag-quilt-antique-teddy-bear-mesh-bucketBaby Days is all about capturing special moments. Hosted by the talented Stephanie de Montigny the creative mind behind Pure Natural Newborn Photography, who has been specializing in newborn portraiture since early 2012. 

The first smile is just as important as their first birthday and everything in between, and there’s nothing more special than being able to look back on these amazing memories. The moments are fleeting through their first year as the grow up so darn fast, so let’s slow things down a little and capture those milestones. This special event has been specifically designed for capturing growing babies as they achieve their milestones, and show off their newly learned skills. I am here to help you capture these special moments so you have tangible memories to look back on and can show your little one as they get older and starting asking about their childhood. RESERVE NOW

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Capturing Baby’s First Year



July 9 – Sept 3

Sound and light show on Parliament Hill

Northern Lights broke records last year! More than 314,400 people saw the show in 2017, making it the best season yet! Join us again this summer every night for another edition of this amazing historic experience. It’s free! Show times: July at 10:00 p.m., August at 9:30 p.m., and September at 9:00 p.m. 




July 10-15

Wendover Western Festival

A rural festival with music, crafts and more! Everyone is invited to join the fun for a wonderful week! FREE access to the Splash Pad / Playground Area – no Festival pass required.


July 13-15

Almonte Fair

North Lanark Agricultural Society has been putting on the Almonte Fair every July for the last 157 years. Come and see all the great entertainment acts for the whole family. 



July 14-15

Osgoode Medieval Festival

Take a step back into medieval times with dazzling dancers, fantastic sword fights, and much more.




July 15

Ice Cream Festival

Explore the journey from cow to cone on National Ice Cream Day and get the scoop on ice cream and dairying.


July 18-22

Ottawa International Horse Show

A five-day hunter/jumper show jumping competition at the national and international level.


July 19-21


Fortissimo is a military and musical spectacular created for the lawns of Parliament Hill featuring massed military bands, pipes and drums, guest performers and the soldiers of the Ceremonial Guard. It is a showcase event in the Nation’s Capital that has drawn thousands of spectators since it began in 1997.

 July 20-22

Capital Ukrainian Festival

Savour, learn, and experience the best of Ukrainian hospitality, culture, heritage, and cuisine.


 Vélo MSM Mountain Fest

A fun-packed week-end for the whole family at Mont Ste-Marie. The ski lifts will be operational on Saturday and Sunday so you can ride down from the top of the mountain. No matter your level, there’s a slope for you!



July 20-29

Saint-André-Avellin Western Festival and Rodeo

This week-long professional rodeo, the only one of its kind in the region, also features live theatre, comedy shows, performances by pop and country singers, horseback riding demonstrations, and children’s activities. Be sure to visit our Artisans’ Alley! 



 July 21-24

Tim Horton’s Dragon Boat Festival

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is a multi-day celebration of the arts, sports, culture and heritage that attracts over 75,000 visitors each year. The Festival, which annually has 200 teams in competitive, corporate and community categories, is one of the hottest sporting and entertainment events in the Nation’s Capital. Recognized as North America’s largest dragon boating festival the event offers free admission to wworld-class entertainment, marquee concerts, amusement attractions, sports demonstrations, a variety of artisans, exhibitors, delicious culinary treats, beach-side bar, children’s area and non-stop racing. 



July 21-30

Agwàtà Water Show

Video projections on a gigantic water screen, an illuminated fountain choreography, original soundtrack, and visual effects will make you live an immersive experience. A unique patrimonial and artistic show, inspired by the historical richness of the area. Two shows per night 9:30 PM and 10:15 PM. 



July 27-29

Beachburg Fair

A fun country fair featuring entertainment for the whole family including a demolition derby, monster trucks and horse drawing competitions. 



July 28

Canadian Capital Classic Car Show

Featuring hundreds of classic cars, contests and vendors for car lovers and those wanting to display their very own vehicle!

Carivibe Reach the Beach Party

Ottawa’s biggest Caribbean beach bash welcoming thousands of people of all ages will enjoy non-stop entertainment, music, and plenty of Caribbean cuisine.







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