Out & About OldOut & About: June 22 - 28, 2018

Out & About: June 22 - 28, 2018

Out & About: June 22 - 28, 2018

Ottawa DragonBoat Festival 2018 at Mooney’s Bay Park, Jun 21-24

Going strong since 1994, the DragonBoat festival is one of the biggest events of the summer. Currently boasting 200 teams in competitive, corporate and community categories, the sport and entertainment event is considered North America's largest dragon boating festival. The four-day long party features not only races but also (free) concerts, sports demos, artisans and exhibitors, scrumptious food and a kids zone.


Seniors Pop-up Painting at NAC, until Jun 27

What better place to paint than in the NAC’s astounding new glass atrium? Pop Up Painting will be at the NAC at 1:30pm on June 27, and the session is free! Just RSVP in advance, since there are only 30 places. Painters of all ages and experience are welcome! Bring your creativity and get colourful!


Shania Twain at Canadian Tire Centre, Jun 25
Shania Twain is having a party for way more than two at the Canadian Tire Centre this Monday for the Ottawa stop of her Shania Now tour. The Canadian country music singer-songwriter, also known as "The Queen of Country Pop", returns home to Ontario. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets range from $59.95 – $721.60.

RCMP Musical Ride Sunset Ceremonies at Musical Ride Centre, Jun 27-30

A time-honoured local tradition, this event will make you proud to be Canadian. Watch the fleet of sleek horses parade in a dazzling display at the world-famous RCMP Musical Ride while the flag is lowered at a sunset ceremony. A kid zone, virtual reality experience, police dogs, dancers and drums are fun for the whole family. 

Cirque du Soleil presents Corteo at Canadian Tire Centre, Jun 27 – July 1

Prepare yourself to join a festive parade from the imagination of a clown in a show full of fun, comedy and acrobatics. Though Mauro the clown has passed, his spirit lives on as the audience is treated to scenes from his life as the funeral cortege celebrates his history with laughter. Relive his memories in technicolour and tricks of the senses. Tickets on sale now for evening performances and weekend matinees.

Saint-Jean Festival at Clarence Street in the ByWard Market and Major’s Hill Park, Jun 22-23

Come celebrate Saint Jean Baptiste Day with Quebecois music, Indigenous art, more! No need to buy tickets, because the celebrations on Clarence Street in the Byward Market and at Major’s Hill Park are free. Enjoy the great summer weather this weekend with fun for the whole family! 

Escapade Music Festival at Lansdowne Ottawa, Jun 23-24

It’s EDM’s big moment in Ottawa this weekend at Lansdowne’s Escapade Music Festival. Come see some of the world’s best up-an-coming artists unleash the best in electronic dance music. Headliners include Alesso, Kaskade, Armin Van Buuren, and more. Don’t miss it! 

Move Over Mrs. Markham at Ottawa Little Theatre, until Jun 23 

Head to Ottawa Little Theatre between June 6-23 and check out the new hilarious and sexy play you won’t want to miss. Philip Markham is a timid children’s book publisher. He and his wife, Joanna have been married for 15 years and are getting bored. Philip’s business partner, Henry, is a philanderer who plans to borrow Philip’s apartment to do some philandering. Henry’s wife, it turns out, has the same plan. Joanna’s interior decorator has an eye for the housekeeper… when Philip stumbles on all three couples, hilarity ensues. Shows start at 7.30 and 2.30 p.m. A Student ticket is $12, seniors are $24, and adults are $27

Ottawa Fringe Festival at various Ottawa locations, until Jun 24

Fringe Fest is back! Local, national, and international artists are showcasing their greatest work all over Ottawa! See plays, one-man-shows, comedies, and thought provoking spectacles — you’ll never be bored. The programming will take you all across town to the many locations Fringe is taking over. 

Ottawa Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival at Vincent Massey Park, until Jun 24

National Indigenous Peoples Day was yesterday, June 21st, but that doesn’t mean the attention, respect, and learning stops there. This Sunday, head to Vincent Massey Park to see some of Canada’s most talented artists. Hear music from a range of Indigenous groups and check out the family activities that are in store! 

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