• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend: April 15-17

There are plenty of activities in Ottawa this long weekend. Easter is a time for family togetherness, so gather everyone up and head to the local farm or farmers market, catch a movie, take in a live show, and have a happy Easter weekend!

Easter at the Farm

When: April 15-18, 2022
Where: Canadian Agricultural Museum, 901 Prince of Wales Drive
What time: 9:30 am – 4 pm
Admission: $34 family, $12 Adult, $10.25 Youth (3-17) Click here for tickets

Hop over to The Canadian Agricultural Museum for a host of Easter activities. Visit the lambs, bunnies, and newly hatched chicks, or head inside the museum to discover how chocolate is made. Don’t miss the Egg Station and the Bunny Craft station. Advanced tickets only.

Photo: ingeniumcanada.org

Hop into Spring at The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

When: April 16, 2022
Where: 2940 Old Montreal Road, Cumberland
What time: 10 am to 4 pm
Admission: $25 (up to 6 people, including children and adults) For tickets, visit: Service Ottawa’s online system

Spring has sprung at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, and the staff are ready to celebrate with hands-on family activities inspired by the season. There is a hay bale labyrinth, baby bunnies and other furry and feathered visitors, egg dyeing, a vintage Easter treats cooking demonstration, and more.

Photo: Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Launch party for Nayana

When: April 16, 2022
Where: Overflow Brewery, 2477 Kaladar Avenue
What time: 8 pm
Admission: $20 www.overflowbeer.com

Head to Overflow to catch the launch party for Ottawa singer/songwriter Nayana’s new single Hellbound. In 2020, Nayana’s debut feel-good single, Pretty Good To Be Here, was added to Sirius XM CBC Country on the day it was released and jumped to the top 45 list in just two weeks. Now I’m Drunk, her follow-up single has been streamed over 500,000 times and added to 8,000 playlists.

Photo: Sean Sisk

Casey Corbin

When: March 26, 2022
Where: Yuk Yuks, Inside the Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent St Ottawa, Lower Level
What time: 8 pm
Admission: $15 Click here for tickets

Ottawa comedian Casey Corbin Even has managed to keep his career moving forward despite the pandemic. In January of 2021, he appeared in an episode of Humour Resources with Jon Dore. Also in the episode were the Lucas Brothers and Nikki Glaser. The Just For Laughs produced show aired nationwide on CBC and can now be found on CBC Gem. Casey had a breakthrough year as a Spotify artist with four comedy albums on the platform. 

Photo: YukYuks.com

Easter At The Bunker

When: April 15, 2022
Where: Diefenbunker, 3929 Carp Road
What time: 10 am – 3 pm
Admission: $12; infants under 2 are free Click here for tickets

Located in Carp, the Diefenbunker has held an Easter egg hunt on Easter weekend for the past few years – this year, it is on Friday, April 15th. With hundreds of places to hide in the 100,000-square-foot bunker, it makes for a fun Easter egg hunt for all ages!

Photo: diefenbunker.ca

613 Flea

When: April 16, 2022
Where: Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park
What time: 7 pm – 11:15 pm
Admission: Free – Masks are recommended

It's time for the monthly 613 Flea at Lansdowne. Don't miss the 140-ish vendors that are offering goodies for everyone!

Photo: 613 Flea

Metcalfe Farmers’ Market

When: April 16, 2022
Where: Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive, Greely
What time: 9 am – 2 pm
Admission: Free

This Saturday, the Metcalfe Farmers’ Market kicks off their 2022 season with the Easter Market. A ton of vendors will be there selling everything from Easter flowers, baked goods, jewellery, crafts, produce, and so much more. 

Photo: @metcalfefm 

Ramadan Bazaar

When: April 16, 2022
Where: SNMC Mosque, 320 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean
What time: 10 pm – 5 pm
Admission: Free 

In celebration of Ramadan, head to the SNMC Mosque on Woodrooffe for a Bazaar with great deals on designer fashion, jewellery, toys, delicious, mouth-watering halal food for Iftaar/dinner and Sahoor, and much more.

Jojo Live at the Bronson Centre

When: April 16, 2022
Where: Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue
What time: Doors open at 7 pm
Admission: $42.46 Click here for tickets

Singer, songwriter, and actress Jojo is the youngest solo artist to have a number one hit on the Billboard pop charts. Her breakout hit "Leave Get Out" was followed by the 2006 smash pop-rock hit "Too Little Too Late," which peaked at number three on the Billboard hot 100 charts. Catch the star of the hit movie "Aquamarine" and "RV" star on stage this weekend. 

Photo: @bronsoncentremusictheatre

Mothering Sunday

When: April 15-24, 2022
Where: Bytown Cinema, 325 Rideau Street
What time: Various times
Admission: $11.95 Adults (non-members)  Click here for tickets

Based on Graham Swift’s 2016 novel, Mothering Sunday follows Jane Fairchild, a maid in the Niven household. She has the day off to celebrate Mothering Sunday (also known as Mother’s Day) while her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Niven, attend a lunch to celebrate the engagement of their neighbour’s only remaining son. Set in 1924, the period drama features a star-studded cast. It is a film about chance, modernity, and how human life is sometimes altered by the most innocuous and unexpected developments.