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Out & AboutOut & About: September 22-28, 2017

Out & About: September 22-28, 2017

Out & About: September 22-28, 2017

Ottawa International Animation Festival • September 20-24

Every September, the Ottawa International Animation Festival presents the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation — and transforms Ottawa into the centre of the animation universe. Buy a pass for all five days, the weekend or opt for the flexible six-pack of tickets.


Carp Fair • September 21-24

3790 Carp Road

A fun-filled day in the country at the “Best Little Fair in Canada”. With great music, shows, and a huge midway… you’ll find something for the entire family! Feel the exhilaration of the midway twists, turns and tumbles. Enjoy live music, world-class horse shows and President’s Choice SuperDogs! Your kids will beam with excitement at the Family Circle tent with magic shows, and puppets or experience agricultural learning in the Ag Tent, petting zoo and more! General admission: Adults $12, Kids $6.


Bruce Cockburn at the NAC • September 22

One of Canada’s finest artists, Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity. His remarkable journey has seen him embrace folk, jazz, rock, and worldbeat styles while travelling to such far-flung places as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, and Nepal, and writing memorable songs about his ever-expanding world of wonders. At 8 p.m.


Recovery Day • Ottawa at City Hall

September 23

A day to raise hope and awareness for addiction recovery. A community-based, family event with performances by Cody Coyote, Daphne Willis and Séan McCann. Free!


The Lights Fest • Beckwith Park, 1319 9th Line, Carleton Place, September 23

What happens when you combine thousands of families, friends and foodies, with live music, dancing, and an eruption of Sky Lanterns? – Welcome to The Lights FestTM, an experience where thousands of friends and families gather to listen to live music, fill up on great food, and light up life by sharing their personal wishes, dreams and goals. 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Late tickets still available. 13 years to Adult $42. Kids 4-12 $8 (Admission price includes the latern) 


Beaus Oktoberfest • Vankleek Hill • September 22-23

Don’t miss Beau's All Natural Brewing's annual Oktoberfest. Local food, indie music, craft beer, and fun for the whole family!


Saunders Farms • Haunting Season • September 23 – October 31

7893 Bleeks Road, Munster

An Ottawa fall favourite; Haunting Season welcomes nearly 60,000 people each year. In addition to getting spooked, Saunders Farm has the largest collection of hedge mazes in the world. Save by getting your tickets online. Kids under 2 are free. 


Magnificence of Chaudière Falls • Chaudière Falls • September 24 – November 5

Accompanied by a musical score, the Chaudière Falls will be lit up with a colourful light display. Sponsored by Ottawa 2017 and Ontario 150, the experience celebrates the culture of Indigenous people and in particular highlight the Algonquin heritage of the region.


Ottawa welcomes Barbados • Horticulture Building, Landsdown • September 24

Don’t miss Barbados Day at “Ottawa Welcomes the World”. It will be a vibrant, multicultural event showcasing some of the very best that Barbados has to offer to the world. Sample traditional Bajan dishes while basking in the sweet sounds of calypso, soca and the music of world-renowned artist Rihanna. Attendees will be able to virtually see the sights and sounds that make Barbados a world class destination.


Ottawa Welcomes Saudi Arabia • Horticulture Building, Landsdown • September 26 & 27

Canada’s diversity is an integral part of its history, its heritage, its pride… and its DNA. In honour of Canada’s 150 anniversary, the series of world-class cultural events continues with Saudi Arabia's turn to showcase its rich history of food, music and dance. As always, the event is free!


Oktoberfest Ottawa • Clarke Fields Park, Barrhaven • September 28 – 30

Oktoberfest Ottawa is a fall harvest music festival being held in the 21,600 square feet Myers Volkswagen Auto Haus at Clarke Fields Park in Barrhaven. The event features musical stars like Meghan Patrick, Charlie Major and more! Tickets are free on Thursday and only $20 for either Friday or Saturday. Cash only for tickets purchased at the Gate!


Ontario Festival of Small Halls •  until October 1

The Festival of Small Halls began four years ago inspired by the spirit of community, hospitality, exceptional music, and fun. The festival takes place over three weekends. If you’re up for a drive to Lyndhurst, there are still tickets for Old Man Luedecke with Anna Sudac & Jesse MacMillan. Otherwise, visit the the Ontario Festival of Small Halls website for a full list of artists and venues for the final 4 days of performances. 

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