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Out & AboutOut & About: August 25-31, 2017

Out & About: August 25-31, 2017

Out & About: August 25-31, 2017

Hopped and Confused Beer, Music & Food Festival at the Ottawa Mill Street Brewpub, August 25-26

Enjoy music from the eight great Canadian bands on the line-up, and discover over 15 Mill Street beers, including unique casks and a brand new Hopped and Confused brew. Be sure to experience the wide variety of food offerings! $35


Upper Gatineau Whitewater Festival at Maniwaki, Québec, August 25-27

The Upper Gatineau Whitewater Festival has been helping to preserve the Gatineau River by organizing whitewater canoe, kayak, and rafting expeditions for the last 20 years. By far one of the most beautiful rivers, the Gatineau promises excitement whether you’re a newcomer or an expert paddler. The Festival is the perfect occasion to challenge yourself among friends and discover the befenits of the the great outdoors.


Palestinian Festival Ottawa at the Ottawa City Hall, August 25-27

The Palestinian Festival in Ottawa, first held in August 2014, presents Palestinian culture, food and music, and is held at Marion Dewar Park (adjacent to Ottawa City Hall). In 2017, the festival promises to be bigger and better.


Baconpalooza at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, August 25-27

Celebrate all things bacon during Baconpalooza at the Farm in the heart of the city. Go hog wild for the food trucks, and beer and cocktail tents, and squeal in delight at the smoking and barbeque demonstrations and live entertainment on both Saturday, and Sunday. Also be sure to check out The Market, where you’ll be able to bring home the bacon! 


Ottawa welcomes the world: Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia at the Aberdeen Pavillion, August 25-27

The Indonesian Embassy in Ottawa welcomes you to discover and sample Indonesian food, culture, products and tourism destinations at the “Indonesian Festival 2017: Indonesia in Ottawa”! The festival will be a fusion of entertainment and business event that will keep you captivated during our three-day festivities from 25-27 August 2017 from 10am to 4pm. We promise you an unforgettable experience. Event is free of charge.


BADASS Dash at Wesley Clover Parks, August 26

One of the world’s leading producers of obstacle course challenges and adventure races.  


Centretown Movies at Dundonald Park, until August 26

This a wonderful opportunity for your organization to engage with the community and enjoy an evening of outdoor cinema. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and munchies to enjoy great movies in the great outdoors. Admission is pay-what-you-can.


Rideau Hall Movie Night at Rideau Hall, August 26

Free outdoor screenings of Canadian films in English and French, starting at sunset, on the grounds of the official residence and workplace of the Governor General of Canada


Ottawa Lumière Festival at New Edinburgh Park, August 26

Join on August 26th from 5-10PM for the Lumière 2017 Festival of Light! This year, due to construction at Stanley Park, the festival is being held at the Village Green and Jubilee Garden in Rockcliffe Park, NE corner of Springfield Road and Mariposa Avenue.


La Galère at Théâtre du Casino Lac-Leamy, until August 26

Join the four actresses from the popular TV show, La Galère, written by Renée-Claude Brazeau and staged by André Robitaille. The presentation is in French.


Westboro Fuse at Westboro neighbourhood, August 26-27

Westboro Village is one of the most unique and diverse neighbourhoods in Ottawa. You’ll enjoy tree-lined streets, shop in one-of-a-kind boutiques and popular stores, spend time in welcoming outdoor spaces, dine at Ottawa’s trendiest spots and enjoy the natural beauty of Westboro Beach and the scenic views of Gatineau Hills.


Capital Pride Festival at Various location in Ottawa, until August 27

Ottawa’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities will be jumping on the pride wagon. From culture to partying, there’s an event for everyone. Parade and show on Sunday, August 27.  


2017 Canadian Pacific Women’s open at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, until August 27

For the fourth time, the stars of the LPGA Tour will light up the nation’s capital as Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific announced the 2017 CP Women’s Open will return to coincide with Canada’s 150 year celebration. The world’s best golfers are expected to be in attendance to compete for the $2.25 million USD purse - one of the highest on the LPGA Tour.


Cirque du Soleil: VOLTA in Gatineau, until August 27

Inspired in part by the spirit of adventure, get your adrenalin rushing by the spectacular acrobatic prowess presented in a visually striking world paired with melodic and engaging music.


Monday Night Movies at the Museum at the Bytown Museum, until August 28

Escape the heat, grab some popcorn and enjoy some silent films! Visit the museum’s website for the selection of films.


Parliament Hill Yoga – Free Yoga Sessions at Parliament Hill, until August 30

Yoga on Parliament Hill! Almost every week, wednesdays at noon-1pm with local and renowned Canadian yogis. Just bring your mat and your go-to water bottle (and maybe some sunscreen). Rain or shine, we'll be saluting the sun or the cloud that's blocking it. There will be space set aside for bikes.


CUT THE CAKE - CELEBRATE! at Enriched Bread Artists Studios, until August 31

This project, funded by Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Investment Program, will deliver a variety of visual displays, immersive experiences, and an all-out celebration with cakes! Cakes relate to the bakery heritage of our building, the Standard Bread Company, and they are also universal and accessible symbols of celebrations. 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. nightly. Free admission


Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival at Baie Park, Gatineau, August 31 – September 4

Come to Canada’s largest balloon festival where hot air balloons fill the Gatineau sky and a number of exciting shows take place.

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