• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – July 22-24, 2022

Banksy 360°

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays until October 7, 2022
Where: The Aberdeen Pavilion, 1000 Exhibition Way
What time: 10 am – 8 pm (Timed entrance)
Admission: $23-$46 • Click here for tickets

The Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne is home to the latest immersive art experience: Banksy 360°. Using cutting-edge projection technology crafted by renowned audiovisual designers, Banksy 360° creates an engaging journey into the work of one of the world’s most elusive graffiti artists.

Photo: Banksy360°

Ottawa BlackJacks

When: July 24, 2022
Where: TD Place Arena
What time: 2 pm
Admission: From $30 • Click here for tickets

Catch recently re-signed Ottawa native Johnny Berhanemeskel and the Ottawa BlackJacks take on the Hamilton Honey Badgers this Sunday afternoon. Ottawa fans are hoping for great things from the team as it leaps towards hosting CEBL Championship Weekend in August.

Photo: Ottawa BlackJacks

A Company of Fools

When: Nightly until August 13, 2022 (except Sundays)
Where: Thursday, July 21 – Cumberland Village Museum; Friday, July 22th – Lions Park (Westboro); Saturday, July 23th – Walter Baker Park (Kanata)
What time: Arrive by 6:30 pm to get a good spot, the show starts at 7 pm
Admission: Pay what you can

A Company of Fools is performing Shakespeare in the park all summer long. Grab the family, pack a picnic, and head to your local park to catch a performance of The Tempest. If the cast’s enthusiasm means anything, you won't be disappointed.

Photo: Justin Van Leeuwen

Ottawa Chamberfest 2022

When: July 21- August 4, 2022
Where: Various locations
What time: Various times
Admission: From $35 to $595 for a full festival pass • Click here for tickets

From midday matinees to bring the kids events and late-night ‘Chamberfringe’ concerts, Chamberfest 2022 has something for everyone. The city’s most beautiful churches, museums, galleries, theatres, and heritage sites play host for two weeks to indoor and outdoor performances by artists from around the world. Click here to view the full schedule.

Photo: Chamberfest

Kemptville Live Music Festival

When: July 21-24, 2022
Where: 830 Prescott St, Kemptville
What time: Gates open on Friday at 4 pm, Saturday at 1 pm, and Sunday at 11 am
Admission: From $70 to $235 for a full weekend pass • Click here for tickets

The sixth edition of the Kemptville Live Music Festival returns to the grounds of the Kemptville College with another great weekend of live blues, rock, folk, roots, and more, featuring Tom Cochrane, Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, Glass Tiger, Honeymoon Suite, Andy Kim and many more! Click here to view the full lineup.

Photo: Kemptville Live Music Festival


When: July 20-24 and July 27-30, 2022
Where: Zibi, Place des Festivals
What time: Wed and Thursday: 4 pm-7 pm & 8 pm-11 pm  •  Friday and Saturday 12 pm-3 pm, 4 pm-7 pm, & 8 pm-11 pm
Admission: From $23.99 per ticket  • Click here for tickets

Over forty breweries will be at Place des Festivals in Gatineau for the 11th edition of Festibiere. The eight-day festival is an excellent opportunity to try the best beers, ciders, and spirits produced by local microbreweries. Each week breweries compete to win the Festibière's best beer title. A great musical lineup, artisans, and food trucks will be onsite throughout the festival.  

Photo: Festibiere

Matt O’Biren at Yuk Yuks

When: July 21 to 23, 2022
Where: Yuk Yuks Ottawa, 100 Kent Street. Inside the Marriott Hotel
What time: Thursday at 8 pm, Friday at 9 pm, Saturday at 9:30 pm
Admission: From $15 • Click here for tickets

Matt O’Brien is a Los Angeles-based comedian who has been featured on MTV, Variety, TBS, Comedy Network, CBC, Odd Squad on PBS, MuchMusic, and San Francisco Sketchfest. He has been a featured performer at JFL42, wrote and performed his own hour-long special on The Comedy Network in Canada, and in 2017 he performed his third TV gala at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.

Photo: Yuk Yuks

Mango Caribbean Food & Music Fest

When: July 24
Where: York Street, ByWard Market (Ottawa Sign)
What time: From noon until 8 pm
Admission: Free

Get ready to taste the tropics right in the heart of Ottawa! The Mango Caribbean Food & Music Fest will feature the very best of Caribbean food, drinks, music, costumes, and much more. Free to attend, so grab your friends and enjoy some fun in the sun.

Photo: Mango Caribbean Food & Music Fest


When: Until July 31, 2022
Where: NAC, 1 Elgin Street
What time: various times
Admission: From $160 Click here for tickets

The show wowing audiences across North America, Hamilton is at the National Arts Centre until the end of the month. The Tony Award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States, using rap, hip hop, as well as R&B, pop, soul, and traditional-style show tunes.

Photo: NAC

Ottawa Asian Night Market

When: July 22-24, 2022
Where: Sparks Street
What time: 12 pm to midnight Friday and Saturday, 12 pm to 8 pm Sunday
Admission: Free

After four successful Night Markets in Chinatown, the Ottawa Asian Night Market is moving to a larger, more accessible space on Sparks Street. Expect more performances and food this year on the pedestrian-friendly Sparks Street with more available parking and direct access to public transit. Ottawa's DJ Marquez, long-time resident DJ at the Canadian Tire Centre for the Ottawa Senators, will be closing the night on Friday and Saturday.

NOTE: Festival organizers recommend coming with cash.

Photo: Ottawa Asian Night Market