• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – September 23-25, 2022

​Michelob Ultra Night Run

When: September 24, 2022
Where: Mooney’s Bay Park (near Mooney’s Bay Boat Launch)
What time: 10K Run: 7:30 p.m., 5K Walk/Run: 7:45 p.m.
Admission: $65 • Click here to register

The Michelob Ultra Night Run lights up when the sun goes down. Discover the on-course glow and the post-race celebration. Each runner gets an Energizer LED headlamp, a Michelob Ultra Night Run tee, a Michelob Ultra beer ticket, and a post-run snack.


Photo: Michelob Ultra Night Run 

​Taste of Wellington West

When: September 24, 2022
Where: Wellington Street from Island Park to the O-Train tracks 
What time: 11 am-4 pm (sampling times 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30)
Admission: $ for samples

TASTE of Wellington West festival returns to Hintonburg and Wellington Village this Saturday, highlighting the one-of-a-kind restaurants and food merchants of Wellington West. Over 40 restaurants will be participating in serving delicious by-donation samples, family fun & entertainment, and a neighbourhood-wide sidewalk sale, all in support of the Parkdale Food Centre

Photo: wellingtonwest.ca

​Tom Green at Yuk Yuks West

When: September 23 & 24, 2022
Where: Biagio's, 1394 Richmond Road 
What time: 10 pm 
Admission: From $35 • Click here for tickets

Experience a live, unrehearsed, unhinged Tom Green in an intimate venue as he prepares new material for his upcoming standup special. 

Photo: Yuk Yuks

Volunteer Expo

When: September 23, 2022
Where: Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street
What time: 1-5 pm
Admission: Free

Find opportunities to give back to our community at the Ottawa Volunteer Expo. Meet local organizations in need of volunteers and volunteers in search of opportunities from across the greater Ottawa region.

Photo: Mikhail Nilov

​West End Studio Tour

When: September 24-25, 2022
Where: Click here for the route map
What time: 11 am – 5 pm
Tickets: Free

It's the last weekend of WEST, a walking, biking, or driving arts tour in the West End of downtown Ottawa. Participating artists will welcome you in their yards and on their porches as they display their work outside. Maps of the locations are available on the WEST website. The tour is a rare opportunity for art lovers to visit the artists in their own space.


​Best of the Ottawa International Animation Festival

When: September 25, 2022
Where: ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street
What time: 7 pm & 9:15 pm 
Admission: $14 Click here for tickets

The Best of Ottawa program showcases audience favourites and award winners from the 2022 Ottawa International Animation Festival competition. The works in the collection provide a unique cross-section of some of the best contemporary film artists worldwide. Click here for the full Ottawa International Animation Festival schedule

Photo: OIAF

​Renée Landry Back To Black: A Tribute To Amy Winehouse

When: September 23, 2022
Where: Irene's Pub, 885 Bank Street
What time: 9:30 pm, Doors at 9 pm
Admission: $25 – Click here for tickets

Renée Landry & The Cool return to Irene's with their renowned tribute to Amy Winehouse. Join Renée & her seven-piece band for an evening showcasing the Back To Black album, including hit songs from Frank & Lioness: Hidden Treasures.

Photo: Renée Landry

​Ottawa Asian Fest Night Market

When: September 23-25, 2022
Where: Sparks Street 
What time: Noon each day and until midnight. (8 pm on Sunday)
Admission: Free

After a successful three-day Night Market in July, the Ottawa Asian Fest Night Market returns to Sparks Street for another three days of festival street foods such as Bubble Waffles, Cotton Candy Animal Art, Flame Grilled Oysters, BBQ Spiced Squid, Mochi Donuts; but that is not all. The organizers have added even more street food chefs and vendors to the event—free performances from local k-pop dancers, Lion Dance, DJs, singers, and more.

*Some vendors accept debit/credit payments, but the event organizer recommends bringing cash.

Photo: Ottawa Asian Night Market

​Ottawa Humane Society Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run

When: September 25, 2022
Where:  Lansdowne Park
What time: Gates open at 8 am, 5k & 10k – 9 am, Furry Fun 2k Run – 10 am, 1k Kids Fun Run – 10:30 am, 3k Walk – 11:30 am
Admission: Spots still available for the Walk: $48 • Click here to register

The Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run is one of the largest fundraising events of the year in support of the Ottawa Humane Society, a haven for sick, injured, and homeless animals in Ottawa. Grab your shoes and your furry friends and join the OHS in giving thousands of deserving animals a second chance. 

Photo: Ottawa Humane Society

​Ottawa Fall Home Show

When: September 22-25, 2022
Where: EYCentre, 4899 Uplands Drive
What time: Thurs & Fri 12 pm-9 pm, Sat 12 pm – 7 pm, Sun 12 pm – 5 pm
Admission: Adults $11, Youth & Seniors $10  • Click here for tickets

From renovation advice to DIY insights and the latest trends in home décor, the Ottawa Fall Home Show features experts from around the industry sharing their knowledge and fresh ideas all weekend long. Don’t miss special celebrity guest Bryan Beaumler on Friday, September 23, at 6 pm and Saturday, September 24, at noon.  

Photo: Ottawa Fall Home Show