Out & About OldOut & About: June 29 - July 5, 2018

Out & About: June 29 - July 5, 2018

Out & About: June 29 - July 5, 2018

RCMP Musical Ride Sunset Ceremonies at Musical Ride Centre, until June 30 

Ottawa’s time-honoured tradition is back for 2018 — check out the RCMP’s annual Musical Ride Sunset Ceremony! Until June 30s, you can head to the RCMP Musical Ride Centre, 1 Sandridge Road (St. Laurent Blvd. and Sandridge Road) to see the famous show. Visitors can access the grounds via OC Transpo route 7. Free parking is available off Sir George-Étienne-Cartier Parkway (formerly the Rockcliffe Parkway). Bring the whole family and take the kids to the petting zoo and face painting tent! Admission is free!

Canada Day at Downtown Ottawa and Gatineau, July 1

It’s Canada’s 151st birthday this Sunday! It’s supposed to be a hot one, so take your sunscreen and some water with you downtown and join the celebrations! Every year, artists come from all over the country to perform on Parliament Hill and Major’s Hill Park, and this year is no different. This year’s lineup includes The Arkells, Lights, Iskwé, The Beaches, and more! Find yourself a good spot to view the annual fireworks from 9:45-10pm. OcTranspo services will be free all day, so you can relax and enjoy the celebrations! 

Cirque du Soleil presents Corteo at Canadian Tire Centre, until  July 1

Cirque du Soleil is always breathtakingly fun, but get ready for a ride you’s never forget! Corteo is a festive parade in the imagination of a clown, and filled with comedy, acrobatics, and theatre! Get your tickets now and head to the Canadian Tire Centre before July 1st!

RBC Bluesfest at LeBreton Flats , July 5-15

Every summer Ottawa turns into Festival City, and this year we’re back with Bluesfest — one of the largest international music events in the world! Over 220 musical artists are performing on outdoor stages across town, so join the 300,000 fans and check out who’s playing! This year’s lineup is one you won’t want to miss: Bryan Adams, Passenger, The War on Drugs, Lauv, Shawn Mendes, and so many more! 

Jordan Seal - Wealth of the Eternal Garden  at City Hall - Art Gallery, until July 24 

Check out some of the magical art currently on display at City Hall! Jordan Seal’s multimedia art explores spirituality through organic abstraction. With drawings, paintings, and sculptures, Seal creates a metaphorical eden through which his viewer can explore their own ideas. The exhibit invites you to envision other worlds and to get lost in artistic concepts. Admission is free and the exhibit is open from 9am-8pm. 

Canadian Track and Field Championships at Terry Fox Athletic Facility, July 5-8

This four-day championship features Canada’s best Olympic and Paralympic athletes and the competition is fierce. Watch the best of the best battle it out for the winning title as well as a potential spot on a national team, including the World Championships, World Junior Championships, Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, and Pan/Parapan American Games.

Music and Beyond at Downtown churches and concert halls, July 4-17

Whether you’re a Mozart person or a Bach aficionado, there will be something for you at the concerts and recitals of this classical music festival. A whole range of musical groups, including orchestras, choirs, bands, wind ensembles, baroque groups and small ensembles perform in recitals across the city. The festival not only celebrates the beauty and intricacy of classical music, but also creates an understanding of the links between the tunes and other forms of art and culture.

Ambush 25th Anniversary Reunion Show ft. Mark, Jef & Skip at The Lonestar Loft, Jun 29

For one night, and one night only, the boys are back in town. Mark, Jef and Skip are celebrating their 25th Anniversary by taking to the stage. To perform top 90s tunes. See the original members of Ambush and special guest Gail Gavan. Doors open 8PM and the show starts 9PM, but everyone is encouraged to come early to get a good seat, grab a bite to eat downstairs and say hello to the guys. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds from the show will be donated to charity.

Ottawa Jazz Festival at various locations, until July 1

Now in its 38th summer, Ottawa Jazz Fest is now the longest running jazz festival in the province and the second oldest in the country. One of the highlights of the summer sesason, it draws crowds for each and every show. Known for their stellar programming of dynamic musicians with rich sounds, the Festival has a dedicated audience. Some critically-acclaimed artists and well-known names have graced their stage over the years, but this upcoming line up includes none other than Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Alison Krauss, Boz Scaggs, Chris Botti and many others.

Gwyneth Herbert at National Arts Centre, Jun 30

Award-winning artista Gwenyth Herbert is more tan a triple threat, citing composer, lyricist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and record produce ron her resume. She has shared the stage with some of the greats, from Boy George to Amy Winehouse, and one of her six albums was the first UK Blue Note release in 30 years. She draws on a variety of genres such as jazz, folk and contemporary classical with a voice that is strong and commanding no matter the volume. Though a native of Wimbledon, England, Herbert and her band have toured all over the world. Their next stop is Canada’s capital. Show starts at 6 PM.

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