• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – October 7-9, 2022

Fall for Merrickville: Farm and Art Market

When: October 8, 2022
Where: Heritage stables, 620 Heritage Drive, Merrickville
What time: 10 am to 4 pm
Admission: $ 10 per person – Free for children 2 and under • Click here for tickets

Enjoy Fall for Merrickville, the perfect Thanksgiving weekend activity for families. Local vendors will have handmade art, pottery, clothing, crafts, and tasty treats for everyone to enjoy. Make sure to leave your pets at home, as the farm is an operating horse stable.

Photo: Fall for Merrickville

Gerry Dee at Meridian Theatre, Centrepointe

When: October 7, 2022
Where: Meridian Theatres, Centrepointe, 101 Centrepointe Drive
What time: 8 pm
Admission: From $76.50 • Click here for tickets

Host of Family Feud Canada and star of the award-winning sitcom Mr. D, Gerry Dee, is back on the road with his latest cross-Canada tour – Alone. On A Stage. Dee will take his trademark humour about marriage, fatherhood, and his years as a teacher across Ontario.

Atletico Ottawa

When: Sunday, October 9, 2022
Where: TD Place, 1015 Bank St
What time: 6 pm
Admission: From $20 • Click here for tickets

Before our Atletico Ottawa represent the National Capital Region at the 2022 CPL Playoffs, they have one last regular season game against York United. Head to TD Place to catch the game and take in the exciting halftime show featuring World Champion Hip Hip Dace Crew DM Nation.

NCC Free Shuttle during Fall Rhapsody

When: Weekends and holidays until October 23, 2022
Where: From Ottawa–Gatineau to the Champlain Lookout, from the Champlain Lookout to Ottawa–Gatineau
What time: Shuttle service every 15 to 20 minutes. From Ottawa–Gatineau to the Champlain Lookout: first departure at 9 am and last at 1 pm. From the Champlain Lookout to Ottawa–Gatineau last departure is at 4 pm.
Admission: Free

If you plan on visiting the parkway sector in Gatineau Park on the weekend this fall, take the free NCC Shuttle to access some of the Park’s popular sites. There will be one pick-up location in downtown Ottawa at the Canadian War Museum, and one in downtown Gatineau, at the Canadian Museum of History. No reservations, limited seating: first come, first served.

Photo: NCC

Parkdale Flower Market

When: Saturday, October 8th
Where: 366 Parkdale Ave
What time: 9 am to 1 pm
Admission: Free

The Flower Market pop-up returns to the Parkdale Market this year with a collective of local flower growers selling their beautiful #grownnotflown bouquets.

Ottawa Fire Truck pull at Lansdowne

When: Saturday, October 8th
Where: Lansdowne Park
What time: 2 pm
Admission: Free

Head to Lansdowne to watch teams of 10 pull an Ottawa Fire Service truck in support of Epilepsy Ottawa. All of the funds raised at the Ottawa Fire Truck Pull go directly to supporting local residents living with Epilepsy.

Photo: Ottawa Fire Truck Pull 2019

S.O.S. – The ABBA Experience

When: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Where: The Overflow Brewing Company, 2477 Kaladar Avenue
What time: Show time 8 pm, doors open 7 pm
Admission: $25 • Click here for tickets

Hear your favourite ABBA hits played live exactly as you remember them from the albums performed by S.O.S. – The ABBA Experience, a group of musicians that will have you captivated from the very first note. Remember to dress in vintage 70s attire to really get into the mood! Limited seating is first-come, first serve. See you at Overflow!

Photo: SOS Aba via overflow.ca

Saunders Farm Fright Fest

When: Friday & Saturdays until October 29, 2022
Where: Saunders Farm, 7893 Bleeks Road
What time: 6 pm-11 pm
Admission: From $48 • Click here for tickets 

Frightfest at Saunders Farm is Canada's #1 Haunted Attraction with multiple haunted attractions, Stage Show, street theatre, fresh food, and homemade confections; it is sure to thrill! Tickets must be purchased in advance. No walk-ups.

Photos: Courtesy Saunders Farm

Ottawa Art Gallery – Dark Ice

When: Until March 5, 2023
Where: Ottawa Art Gallery, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge
What time: During regular gallery hours
Admission: Free

Dark Ice at the Ottawa Art Gallery is a must-see exhibit that demonstrates the intersections between the unique artistic, studio, and land-based practices of Ottawa artist Leslie Reid and Robert Kautuk of Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River), Nunavut. The exhibition features photographs, paintings, and videos of Arctic land and ice, plus the communities and their experiences.

Photos: Leslie Reid

Ottawa Parent & Child Expo

When: October 8 & 9, 2022
Where: Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave
What time: 10 am to 5 pm October 8th, 10 am to 4 pm October 9th
Admission: From $11.62 • Click here for tickets

Gather the kids and head to the family-friendly Ottawa Parent & Child Expo at Nepean Sportsplex (use Entrance 4 at the rear parking lot) for a weekend of family fun and information. Parents will find their favourite Ottawa-area exhibitors offering important parenting information, products, and services.

Photo: Ottawa Parent & Child Expo