• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – July 15-17, 2022

Music and Beyond Festival

When: Until July 17
Where: Various locations
What time: Various times
Admission: In-person or Livestream from home • Tickets – Music and Beyond / Musique et Autres Mondes

Music and Beyond, the festival that makes classical music accessible to all, is wrapping up its second full week of concerts. You won't want to miss the Closing Music and Circus Gala at Carelton Dominion-Chalmers Centre. Advance tickets are still available.

Among Friends, Irshad Khan Ensemble, An Evening of Verdi, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Music at Cumberland Village Heritage Museum, From Nouvelle-France to the Basque Country, Voyage, César Franck: 200th Birthday Celebration!, Closing Gala: Music and Circus.

Photo: Music and Beyond

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

Ottawa Titans Baseball

When: July 15, 16, & 17
Where: 300 Coventry Road
What time: Fri. July 15 at 6:30 pm, Sat. July 16 at 6 pm, Sun July 17 at 1 pm
Admission: From $11 Click here for tickets

Ottawa's baseball team, the Titans, take on the Quebec Capitales in a back-to-back triple header. 

Photo: Ottawa Titans

5k Foamfest Fun Run

When: Saturday, July 16th, 2022
Where: Commando Paintball Action Centre, 4565 Dunning Rd, Navan
What time: 8 am
Admission: $64.99 • After July 15th, $110 • Click here to register

The 5K Foam Fest is a one-of-a-kind obstacle course fun run in support of Make A Wish Canada. All ages (Seven years of age and above) can run the course’s 20 obstacles, including the world's largest inflatable waterslide, mud pits, and 2.5 million cubic feet of foam! The 5K Foam Fest is an exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners. Spectators have free access to the festival area, vendors, and beer garden.

Photo: 5k Foamfest

RBC BluesFest: Rage Against The Machine

When: Friday, July 15, 2022
Where: LeBreton Flats
What time: Gates open at 5 pm RATM take to the RBC stage at 9:30 pm
Admission: Day pass for all stages and all performances, $141.25 • Click here for tickets

American rockers, Rage Against the Machine take the main stage at RBC Bluesfest this Friday. Head to LeBreton Flat early to catch Jessica Pearson & The East Wind, Ludic, Milky Chance, Okies, Run The Jewels, Suzie Vinnick, The Commotions, and The Day Dreamers playing on all three festival stages!

Photo: RBC Bluesfest

Outerbridge Clockwork Mysteries

When: Until October 31, 2022
Where: Smiths Falls Station Theatre, 53 Victoria Ave
What time: Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Admission: From $34.95  •  Ted & Marion Outerbridge Events | Eventbrite

Famous magical arts performing couple Ted and Marion Outerbridge will perform their world-renowned show Clockwork Mysteries this summer in Smiths Falls, a short drive from Ottawa. The 2011 Ontario Contact award-winning show is a spectacle combining magic, theatre, and dance into one outstanding performance centred around a mysterious clock tower with other-worldly devices, including a Victorian time machine.

Photo: tedouterbridge.com

Bryan O'Gorman at Yuk Yuks

When: July 14 to 16, 2022
Where: Yuk Yuks Ottawa, 100 Kent Street. Inside the Marriott Hotel
What time: Thursday & Saturday at 8 pm, Friday at 9 pm
Admission: $15 Click here for tickets

Professional weirdo Bryan O'Gorman has headlined comedy shows in dozens of countries, including The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Melbourne Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs, National Lampoon Radio, and the Montreaux Comedy festival. A live performer since childhood, O'Gorman honed his stand-up skills in the legendary Toronto comedy scene and has refined them on stages throughout the galaxy.

H.O.P.E. Volleyball Summerfest

When: July 17, 2022
Where: Mooney's Bay, 2960 Riverside Drive at Ridgewood Avenue
What time: Play starts at 8 am
Admission: For more information, visit hopehelps.com

The world’s Largest one-day volleyball tournament in support of local Ottawa charities, H.O.P.E. brings together 1000 co-ed teams of 6–10 players to play up to 5 games of volleyball and compete for prizes and bragging rights.

NOTE:  H.O.P.E. encourages people to ride their bikes to the site. Parking is limited but available at the Marina Parking lot, and free parking at the Canada Post lot.

Ottawa Maker Festival

When: Saturday, July 16, 2022
Where: The St. Laurent Shopping Centre, 1200 St Laurent Blvd
What time: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Admission: Free 

Don't miss the Ottawa Maker Festival, a non-profit, volunteer-organized event that showcases local makers, innovators, and creators. 

Ottawa Lebanese Festival

When: July 13-17, 2022
Where: St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, 750 Ridgewood Ave
What time: 4 pm to 11 pm Wednesday to Friday and 11 am to 11 pm on the weekend.
Admission: $3 each or $10 for a family 4-pack • tickets available at the gate

The Ottawa Lebanese Festival brings the rich diversity of the Ottawa-Lebanese community with five days of Middle Eastern entertainment, crafts and artwork vendors, midway rides and games. . . and delicious food!

Note: The midway rides open at 4 pm on weekdays and 11 am on weekends. Free parking is available behind the Canada Post offices with the entrance to the parking lot from Brookfield Road.

Photo: Ottawa Lebanese Festival