• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – August 5-7, 2022

Ottawa REDBLACKS Legacy Night

When: Friday, August 5, 2022
Where: The stadium at TD Place
What time: 7:30 pm
Admission: From $25 • Click here for tickets

The Ottawa REDBLACKS battle the Calgary Stampeders for Legacy Night at The Stadium! Relive the nostalgia and join the 2016 Grey Cup Championship Team members in cheering on a new generation of REDBLACKS. Enjoy $5 Budweisers (355ml) until kickoff at the Corona Bar at Gate 1 with live music from Highway Sunrise.

Photo: Ottawa REDBLACKS

Ottawa Greek Festival

When: August 5 – 14, 2022 (weekends only)
Where: 1315 Prince of Wales Drive
What time: 4:30 pm to 10 pm
Admission: Free

The Ottawa Greek Festival's full outdoor festival is back for two weekends,OPA!! Get ready for delicious Greek food, live music, dancing, and of course – plate breaking! Don’t miss the nightly Zorba Show at 8:45 pm. Click here to see the full schedule.

Photo: Ottawa Greek Festival

Barrhaven Summer Fun Fair

When: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Where: Fallowfield Station Park & Ride (Woodroffe Avenue and Fallowfield Road)
What time: 11 am – 2 pm
Admission: Free

Head to Barrhaven Summer Fun Fair for a fun day of food, face painting, games, music, activities, balloon artists, henna, bouncy castle, and more! See a fire truck up close and the Barrhaven Lions Club Train in Action! Support the Barrhaven Food Cupboard with the silent auction and raffle and purchase lunch at the BBQ in support of the Black Widow Cheerleading Team.

Photo: Barrhaven Summer Fun Fair

Art in Strathcona Park – Exhibition and sale

When: August 6, 2022
Where: Strathcona Park, 25 Range Road
What time: 10 am – 4 pm (rain or shine)
Admission: Free

Spend a day at the park and enjoy one of the area’s most enjoyable fresh-air events featuring many established artists and artisans plus yet-to-be-discovered talents as they come together to sell their work directly to the public and to raise public awareness about mental illness*. Art in Strathcona Park also offers jewellery and pottery, to name a few, and will feature a silent auction and a BBQ.

*Art in Strathcona Park is a fundraising and public awareness event sponsored by the Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA). PHOTO: OLM Staff

The 75th Navan Fair

When: Thursday, August 4- Sunday, August 7, 2022
Where: 1279 Colonial Road, Navan, Ontario
What time: August 4th: 4 pm – Midnight; August 5th & August 6th: 8 am – Midnight; August 7th: 8 am to 5 pm
Admission: Gate admission for adults $12, kids (4-12) $3

Fun for the whole family, the Navan Fair kicks off this weekend, and it is everything you’d expect from a country fair and more! Don’t miss the Truck & Tractor Pulls, the Demolition Derbies, the Midway, the Antique Tractors & Machinery, the animals, the live music under the Dome (extra fees may apply), and so much more! Click here for the full schedule.

Photo: Navan Fair

Ottawa Atletico vs. FC Edmonton

When: August 7, 2022
Where: Stadium at TD Place
What time: 2 pm
Admission: From $15 • Click here for tickets

Head to TD Place for the Ottawa Atletico’s Meat Up Match brought to you by Ottawa Valley Meats. One lucky fan will Win Meat For A Year. Keeping with the meet theme, catch the Weiner dog races at the half and take advantage of Toonie Hot Dogs all match long.

Photo: Ottawa Atletico 

Bobby Knauf at Yuk Yuks

When: August 4-6, 2022
Where: Yuk Yuks Ottawa, 100 Kent Street. Inside the Marriott Hotel
What time: Thursday – Saturday at 9 pm
Admission: From $15 • Click here for tickets

Originally from Thunder Bay, Bobby Knauff was a semifinalist in SiriusXM Canada’s Next Top Comic (2013), won the 2012 Toronto Comedy Brawl, has had numerous appearances on Much Music and MTV Canada, and has toured across Canada headlining with Yuk Yuks. Bobby can be seen in many commercials and guest roles on television and can be heard as a voice actor in numerous cartoons. He is also one half of the sketch duo “The Two Sues” with Josh Stone and is a puppeteer with his puppet buddy Andre.

A Company of Fools

When: Nightly until August 13, 2022 (except Sundays)
Where: Thursday, August 4th – Strathcona Park (Sandy Hill); Friday, August 5th – Raven Park (Carlington); Saturday, August 6th – Clare Gardens (Westboro)
What time: Arrive by 6:30 pm to get a good spot
Admission: Pay what you can

A Company of Fools is closing in on its second to last week performing The Tempest in the park. Grab the family, pack a picnic, and head to your local park to catch a performance. If the cast’s enthusiasm means anything, you won't be disappointed.

Photo: Justin Van Leeuwen

Les Grands Feux du Casino Lac Leamy

When: Every Wednesday and Saturday from August 3 to 20, 2022
Where: Canadian Museum of History
What time: The site opens at 6 pm
Admission: From $14 Click here for tickets

On Saturday, August 6th, take in the Les Grands Feux’s fireworks display Musicals presented by France. This year, take advantage of the free bicycle parking in front of the Maison du Citoyen every evening of FEUX and then use one of the two new entrances (Laurier-Victoria Entrance or Laurier-Alexandra Bridge Entrance) and follow the immersive light pathway to the event space in the backyard of the Canadian Museum of History.

Photo: Les Grands Feux

Imagine Monet: The Immersive Exhibition

When: Until August 14, 2022
Where: EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive
What time: timed entranced
Admission: From $31 • Click here for tickets

Get completely enveloped in the Impressionist paintings of Claude Monet, the father of Impressionism: a modern style of painting that celebrated nature and the outdoors, not simply as a backdrop but often as the subject itself. William Seitz, the curator at MoMA and curator of the Monet exhibition, has removed the frames from the paintings and invites the viewers to enter into the paintings.

Photo: Imagine Monet