AUGUST BRINGS A SLEW OF INCREDIBLE EVENTS FOR FAMILIES!

Until Aug 5

Festival country du Grand Gatineau

Image may contain: 6 people, people smiling, meme and textThe 26th annual Festival country du Grand Gatineau, the largest country music festival in Western Quebec, will be held July 29th to August 5th, 2018, under the big top in the parking lot of the Casino du Lac-Leamy. This year’s event will feature more than 100 artists performing different styles of country!

 

Until Aug 18

Centretown Movies

Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and munchies to enjoy great movies in the great outdoors. Admission is pay-what-you-can.

 

 

 

 

St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

Lively, music-filled productions against the backdrop of the St. Lawrence River make for a unique summer theatre experience. The 2018 season includes The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It.

 

Until Aug 26

Gatineau Recycl’Art Festival 

The Festival reinvented the Brewery Creek on Montcalm Street (Hull) by presenting more than 27 sculptures and ephemeral installations produced lasting materials recovered by Quebec artists and elsewhere. On-site: The dock of Arts, booths of artists and craftsmen, slammers, performances, concerts, street performers, shows, souvenirs, etc.

 

Until Aug 29 (every Wednesday)

Playgroups in the Park and Salsa Tots

Come join Mothercraft Ottawa’s EarlyON Child and Family Centre for FREE Playgroups in the Park! There will be crafts and activities for your little ones and Salsa Tots will join us around 10AM for a wonderful dance session!

 

Until Oct 15

Mosaïcultures 

Image may contain: grass, sky, outdoor and natureAdmire 45 majestic floral masterpieces celebrating nature in all its splendor. Witness the beauty of this ephemeral exhibit designed with more than 5.5 million plants. See up close the pinnacle of the Art of Mosaïculture and observe the artistic excellence of the world-renown creators behind this unique and grandiose floral showcase.

 

Aug 2

Annual B in the Park

An evening of Celtic music excellence from Ottawa’s Sons of Scotland.

 

Aug 2-5

Capital Ribfest

Image may contain: one or more people, crowd and outdoorDoes your mouth water when you think about delicious, slow roasting goodness on the BBQ? Then get your finger licking, tongue hanging, sticky lips smacking ready for Capital Ribfest, July 28-31 at Festivals Plaza, Ottawa City Hall in beautiful downtown. Not only are we bringing you the Best in BBQ, but we are featuring a new Kids Fun Zone, Rock Climbing Wall, a new Chile Wine Truck, fresh foodies and desserts, and we’ve also added a new sticky competition for the “King or Queen of the Q” where you at home can win Best Sauce Judged by the Pro Ribbers themselves.

 

Aug 2-6

Ottawa Busker Festival

Breathtaking performances, death-defying feats, knee slapping comedy, and MORE come to Sparks Street for the 26th International BuskerFest! Join us for a five day talent explosion as professional entertainers from all around the world showcase their award winning acts. Free admission to all – Just remember to put something in the performer’s hat!

 

 

Aug 3-4

Glengarry Highland Games

Since the first Games were held in 1948, the people of Glengarry have extended close to a million welcomes to visitors who come to see what is estimated to be one of the largest Highland Games in the world. Hundreds of thousands of people have found themselves drawn once a year to Maxville, to witness an outstanding display of music, dance, sports, pageantry, and tradition.

 

Aug 4-18

Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light

Five international fireworks designers create amazing displays that light up the Ottawa/Gatineau’s sky during 5 nights filled with lights, music, entertainment. See performances from Spain, United States, Germany, China, and the grand finale!

 

Aug 5

Amazing Thailand Festival

The Royal Thai Embassy cordially invites you to experience the various aspects of Thai culture: cuisine, dances, handicrafts, massage, and more!

 

 

Aug 6

Colonel By Day

Festivities begin at 11:00 am with an opening procession. Live entertainment will be presented throughout the day, with performances by local musicians, dancers and other costumed characters along with other activities. Admission to the Bytown Museum will be free from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

 

Aug 9-12

Navan Fair

Launched in 1946, this rural celebration has all the countrified events one would expect from a great country fair: animals, tractor display, demolition derby, music, food and more!

 

 

Aug 9-19

Ottawa GreekFest

This annual 11-day festival showcases live Greek music, traditional dances, excellent Greek cuisine, language lessons and demonstrations of all sorts!

 

 

Aug 10-12

The Great India Festival

DSC_4511Come savour Indian cuisine, listen to live music and let yourself get enthralled with dances!

 

 

Aug 10-19

TD SouthAsianFest

This free event features non-stop entertainment ranging from Bollywood dance, laughter yoga, bhangra and live vocal performances to culinary delights to health education and screening.

 

Aug 11

Art in Strathcona Park

Established artists and artisans, and undiscovered talents, will come together to sell their work directly to the public and to raise awareness about mental illness. All proceeds go to support MICA.

 

 

4th Annual West End Food Truck Rally

Thirteen food trucks offer savoury and sweet delights in support of West Nepean’s emergency food cupboard. All-day music and an expanded Kids’ Zone make this a perfect event for people of all ages.

 

 

Aug 15-19

Curd Festival

The St-Albert Cheese Factory offers a diverse program with a variety of activities and live music for the whole family.

 

 

Aug 16

The Mill Night Shift

Brand new for 2018 – Watson’s Mill will be open to the public the third Thursday evening of every month. We will be offering free guided tours, a live concert and a cash bar! The first Night Shift will take place May 21st at 5:00 pm; live music begins at 7:00 pm. Come out for a night of relaxation and fun!

 

Aug 16-19

Vankleek Hill Fair

The Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society hosts one of the oldest agricultural fairs in the province. Combine demolition derby, cowboys, cute animals and more!

 

 

Aug 17-19

Calabogie Blues & Ribfest

Eastern Ontario’s best blues music lineup, plus ribbers from across North America, vendors, kids’ zone, food, beer garden and camping.

 

Aug 17-26

Capital Fair

Featuring great Fair foods and fun, the Wednesday night Rideau Carleton Cruise Night, lots for the kids including Doo Doo’s Dance Party, the Birds of Prey Show, the Travelin’ Farmer, the Monalea Petting Zoo and Pony rides, 4H competitions, an English Horse Jumping

 

Aug 18

World Honeybee Day

Get the buzz on honey bees and learn how these small insects not only supply us with honey but have a huge impact on agriculture and our everyday lives. Join us at this family friendly event that’s sure to be the bee’s knees!

 

Aug 18-19

Westboro Fuse

The event is a free, hip and exciting weekend-long street party and neighbourhood showcase, boasting interactive fun, family-friendly programming, live music, culinary experiences, and so much more.

 

Aug 24-26

Upper Gatineau Whitewater Festival

A family event that welcomes canoe, kayak and rafting enthusiasts of all calibers.

 

Palestinian Festival Ottawa

Experience Palestinian culture, food and music. Entertainment for all ages, free admission.

 

Aug 25

North Lanark Highland Games

35th annual! Twenty pipe bands, a hundred dancers and champion heavyweight athletes combine to celebrate Scottish heritage.

 

Aug 26

 Lavolley festival

Youth sports tournament organized by Dimension Sportive et Culturelle (DSC) for families of Ottawa/Gatineau region. Everyone is welcome to the Festival Gauvreau Lavolley. ​

Sand castle contest, beach party animation and much more!

Come and try our various free activities for kids and adults.

No need to be registered in a tournament to join the Festival Lavolley.

Outaouais Gourmet Festival

Come and enjoy the culinary expertise of producers and food processors of the Outaouais region. Family activities, mini-farm, music, and many others activities.

 

Aug 30-Sept 3

Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

Desjardins hot air balloon lift-offs and spectacular shows on the Casino Lac-Leamy stage. Five days of festivities for the entire family, including a huge amusement park! Remember, we also have an RV park right on the site!

 

 

 

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