Out & About OldOut & About July 7-13, 2017

Out & About July 7-13, 2017

Out & About July 7-13, 2017

RBC Bluesfest Ottawa at Lebreton Flats, July 6-16

One of the largest international music events in the world, with over 220 varied musical acts on several outdoor stages, attracting more than 300,000 music fans each year.

Sky Lounge at Ottawa City Hall, July 7-22

Heighten your senses at Sky Lounge, an exclusive culinary flight of fancy that will take you 150 feet in the air to discover Ottawa’s fine dining like never before. Two different culinary journeys will excite your taste buds, each showcasing great Canadian food products, locally sourced, prepared with a dash of subtle creative nuances and flavours. Cocktail: $ 150 (+ tax and service fee) / Gourmet Dinner: $ 250 (+ tax and service fee)

Wonders of Sand at Lac-Beauchamp Park, July 7-9  

Wonders of Sand is considered one of the best event celebrated annually in Canada which is attended by thousands of people from all over the Canada and world. At the event of Wonders of Sand, visitors and enthusiast have chance to see impressive creations made of sand and learn the tricks-of-the-trade from professional sand sculptors. Workshops, demonstrations and a sandcastle competition are also presented by Wonders of Sand for visitors of any age. Free!

Afternoon tea on the verandah, July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Enjoy tea on the veranda of Laurier House just as the former Prime Ministers, Laurier and Mackenzie King would have! In partnership with the Cordon Bleu, a light tea and pastries are served on Saturdays throughout the summer. Reservations required 24 hours in advance through the Cordon Bleu by calling (613) 236-2499 or emailing the contact@signaturesrestaurant.com. Program Fee: $25 per person + plus gratuities.

CANDA SCENE: A Canadian Fiddle Celebration at National Art Centre, July 8

One of Cape Breton’s best-loved Celtic fiddlers returns to the National Arts Centre and Canada Scene for an epic evening of music celebrating Canada’s diverse fiddle traditions. Natalie MacMaster’s signature sound has resonated with world audiences for nearly three decades, winning her numerous JUNO and East Coast Music Awards, the Order of Canada, and a reputation as one of this country’s most captivating performers. Price: $45 – $75.

Vieux Hull à cheval, July 9- August 27

In a horse-drawn carriage and in the company of a professional guide, discover the historical heritage of Old Hull. Every Saturday (In French only).$10.

STRAWBERRY SUNDAY/E at Avonmore Berry Farm & Kemmatten Farms, July 9

Two local family farms in the heart of Stormont County will be open to the public on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 11am-3pm. The Avonmore Berry Farm and Kemmatten Dairy Farm. By pre-booking your FREE ticket, you will have FREE access to both farms and children 12 & under can get a FREE Strawberry Sunday at the Avonmore Berry Farm! Strawberry Sundae's will be available for those 13+ at a cost of $5 per person. The Sundae's are made from fresh Ontario strawberries and 100% Canadian quality ice cream. Proceeds from the sundae sales will go to support our local 4-H, Junior Farmer and Lions Clubs. The farms are located just 30 minutes South-East of Ottawa or 20 minutes North of Cornwall.

Northern Lights at Parliament Hill, July 11  

Northern Lights is a free bilingual show that will be presented nightly from July 11 to September 16, 2017. Show times: in July at 10:00 p.m., in August at 9:30 p.m., and in September at 9:00 p.m.

The Capital City Tour, July 11

This tour is the perfect mix of the city’s main landmarks, its surprisingly seedy history, and some of the hottest spots locals love. Starting at the National War Memorial, we’ll take you down the pedestrian mall of Sparks Street, past Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and the Chateau Laurier, and finish up in the Byward Market. With political assassinations, lumberjack gang violence, drunk prime ministers and vindictive governor generals, Ottawa has one of the most fascinating histories around! Location: The National War Memorial-Wellington Street. $Free!

Fort Kids at Fort Wellington National Historic Site, July 11

Kids enlist as a British soldier and discover how life 200 years ago was much different than today! Featuring a different theme every week, this one day program offers a weekly diversion from the routine. Registration required in advance. 6 sessions throughout the season. Register for one or all 6!

Rufus Wainwright with the NAC Orchestra Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 7:30 pm NAC SOUTHAM HALL

He’s Canada’s answer to Elton John: a piano-playing singer-songwriter with a Baroque-pop style that draws equal inspiration from classical opera and Broadway show tunes. 

Ottawa After Dark Tour, July 13

From 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Come find out on this luminous, hilarious and fascinating tour. Our guides will take you onto Parliament Hill and through Centretown Ottawa as they recount stories from some of that darker side's of the city's past. This tour will feature Ottawa's beautiful skyline at sunset, fantastic monuments lit up at night, and will finish at Parliament Hill in time for the free light show happening throughout the summer. Come hear the darker side of Canada's past before seeing it light up on Parliament! Location:Centennial Flame. Free!

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