• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – July 8-10, 2022

A Company of Fools

When: Nightly until August 13, 2022 (except Sundays)
Where: Friday, July 8th – Champlain Park (Old Ottawa West), Saturday, July 9th – Beechwood Cemetery (Vanier)
What time: Arrive by 6:30 pm to get a good spot
Admission: Pay what you can (suggested $20)

A Company of Fools is happy to return to what it does so well: performing Shakespeare in the park. This summer, 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

Camp Fortune Aerial Park

When: Until October 30th
Where: Camp Fortune, 100 Rue Laurier, Gatineau
What time: 9 am until 2 hrs before dusk
Admission: Starting At $37.00 for adults •  Click here for reservations and tickets

Over 25 tree-top challenges await you at Camp Fortune’s Explorer Aerial Park. Climb ladders, amble across zigzag bridges, balance over tight ropes, crawl through barrels and fly through the air on the zip lines. Only 15 minutes from downtown in Chelsea, Québec. Camp Fortune also has a course that is perfect for kids!

NOTE: Reservations are always required, and all ticket sales are final.

Photo: campfortune.com

RBC BluesFest: Alanis Morissette

When: Sunday, July 10, 2022
Where: LeBreton Flats
What time: Gates open at 5 pm
Admission: Day pass for all stages and all performances, $84.75 •  Click here for tickets

There are still some tickets available to see Ottawa’s own Alanis Morissette perform at RBC Bluesfest. Also on the bill for the evening are Étoile Noire, Garbage, Josephine Leone, MacKenzie Porter, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Renée Landry, Rick Fines, Sophia Radisch, and Sue Foley.

Photo: RBC Bluesfest

Derek Seguin at Yuk Yuks

When: July 7, 8, 9th
Where: Yuk Yuks Ottawa, 100 Kent Street. Inside the Marriott Hotel
What time: Various times nightly
Admission: $25 • Click here for tickets

Montreal-based Derek Seguin is one of the most sought-after stand-up comedians on the international circuit. He has performed at the prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs festival an impressive ten times and numerous times at every other major festival in the country, making several television appearances along the way.

Photo: Yuk Yuks

Atletico Ottawa vs. Cavalry FC

When: Saturday, July 9, 2022
Where: TD Place Stadium
What time: 7 pm
Admission: From $25 • Click here for tickets

Atletico Ottawa are back on home turf to take on Cavalry FC, and they are throwing a beach party. The first 500 fans receive a Lei, and there’s a chance to win a $1000 travel voucher for the best-dressed beach attire.

613 Flea

When: Saturday, July 9, 2022
Where: Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, 1015 Bank Street
What time: 10 am – 4 pm
Admission: Free

It's time for the monthly not-for-profit 613 Flea at Lansdowne. There are always new and exciting vendors selling everything from antiques to hand-dyed wools, even gourmet salsa. Don’t miss your opportunity to shop the 140-ish unique vendors.

Photo: 613 Flea

Festival D’humour de Gatineau

When: July 7-9, 2022
Where: Place de la Cite, 500 de la cité Boulevard, Gatineau
What time: Doors open at 5 pm nightly; Show starts at 8 pm
Admission: $50 per day or $85 for all three days • advance tickets only

All ages are welcome to laugh out loud at the Gatineau Comedy Festival. The outdoor show features three evenings of great French comedians hosted by MC Phil Brown. Rain or shine, the general admission event is guaranteed to be a good time.

IMAGE: Gatineau Comedy Festival

NCC Shuttle to Gatineau Park

When: Saturdays and Sundays until August 28, 2022
Where: Various stops in Gatineau Park from the Ottawa side
What time: 9:10 – 3:10 pm departing and 9:45 to 4:45 for returns trips
Admission: Free

Want to take advantage of Gatineau Park this weekend but don’t have a car? No worries, the NCC offers a free shuttle service all summer from Wellington at Lyon Street to various stops in the park. No reservations, limited seating: first-come, first served. The shuttles are also accessible and wheelchair friendly.

Schedules are here.

Photo: NCC

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 back with its first live festival since 2019. Advance tickets only.

Performances this weekend include Arsentiy Kharitonov, Bennewitz Quartet II, The London Handel Players II: Barbaric Beauty, Trio Tangere, Bennewitz Quartet II (Repeat),The Gesualdo Six: English Motets,The Ottawa Wind Ensemble,A Tribute to Jeanne Lamon,Sweet! Chocolate and French Baroque Music, Elmer Iseler Singers: The Heart Sings, Thirteen Strings: String Orchestra Gems, Film: Tous les matins du monde.

IMAGE: Music and Beyond Festival

Outerbridges 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 centered around a mysterious clock tower with other-worldly devices, including a Victorian time machine.

Photo: tedouterbridge.com