• By: OLM Staff

10 things to do in Ottawa this weekend – September 9-11, 2022

Cirque du Soleil – Kooza

When: Until September 25, 2022
Where: Zibi, 3 Rue Eddy, Gatineau
What time: various time
Admission: From $50 Click here for tickets

The family-friendly Cirque du Soleil’s big top is back with the production KOOZA. The show is non-stop entertainment from beginning to end and explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony.

Photo: Cirque du Soleil


When: September 9- 11, 2022
Where: EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr, Ottawa
What time: Friday, 11 am to 8 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm, Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: From $35 • Click here for tickets

Comicon is the pop-culture fan convention showcasing artists and products from Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming, bande dessinée, and comic books. Dress up as your favourite character and head to the EY Centre to meet the personalities behind your favourite TV shows and movies, participate in autograph sessions, discussion groups, stage appearances, and shop for games, t-shirts, comics, toys, replicas, and collector items.

Photo: Comicon

Afrofestival Ottawa

When: September 10, 2022
Where: Mooney’s Bay Beach, 2926 Riverside Drive
What time: 1 pm – 10 pm
Admission: Free • Click here to get your free ticket

Afrofestival Ottawa is a music and art festival showcasing the best African culture and entertainment in the Nation’s Capital. The festival features authentic food from local vendors, music, fashion, activities for children, arts and crafts, live performances from local and international talent, a marketplace, and much more! Join them for a day of celebrating all things African and experience the rich, diverse heritage of African Canadians in Ottawa. Click here to see the full musical lineup.

Photo: Afrofestival Ottawa

Dave Burke at Yuk Yuks

When: September 9-10, 2022
Where: Yuk Yuks Ottawa, Inside the Marriott Hotel
What time: Friday 9 pm, Saturday 8 pm
Admission: From $23.11 • Click here for tickets

Dave Burke is a stand-up comedian based in Toronto. He recently recorded a CBC TV Gala at the 2022 Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Dave has appeared at the Boston Comedy Festival, and his debut album, Sexual Cactus, can be heard on SiriusXM Radio. Dave performs at Yuk Yuk's comedy clubs across Canada and has written and performed for Your Hood's a Joke at JFL Zoofest.

Photo: Comicon


When: Friday September 8-10 & 15-17
Where: The Great Lawn at TD PLACE
What time: Click here for the full schedule
Admission: From $77.52 • Click here for tickets

CityFolk is a multi-day celebration of music, dance, and community featuring an eclectic mix of musical performances over two weekends. Head to The Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park this weekend to see: September 8: Zach Bryan, Kathleen Edwards, The White Buffalo; September 9: The Glorious Sons + Blue Stones, Sophia Radisch; September 10: Tim Hicks, JJ Wilde, T-Pain

Photo: CityFolk

REDBLACKS vs. Toronto Argonauts

When: September 10, 2022
Where: Stadium at TD Place
What time: 2 pm
Tickets: From $25 • Click here for tickets

Family Football Fun night!—bring the whole family or minor football team down to the Stadium at TD Place. Participate in games for the kids and watch our REBLACKS take on the Argonauts.


Russell Art @night (RA@N) and RCMP Musical Ride

When: September 10, 2022
Where: Russell Fairgrounds, 1076 Concession St, Russell
What time: 4 pm – 10:30 pm
Admission: Adults $11.61, Youth $5, Free for children under 5 • Click here for tickets

RA@N is teaming up with The RCMP Musical Ride for a wholesome, well-rounded family-friendly evening. Come early for the unveiling of the winning photos from this year’s photo contest, take in the Ride, and shop from the local Artist Market. Dr. Kaboom will be on hand to entertain the kids, and Any Good Reason with special guest Jay Lewis will head up the afterparty.

Photo: Russell Fair

The Renfrew Fair

When: September 8-11, 2022
Where: 115 Veterans Memorial Dr, Renfrew
What time: Gates open daily at 9 am • Click here for the full schedule
Admission: Adults $11, Children under 10 $5

Known as the “The greatest fair in the Ottawa Valley since 1853,” The 167th Renfrew Fair has something for everyone: steer shows, 4-H shows, a midway, a demolition derby, The RCMP Musical Ride, heavy horse & miniature horse show, live entertainment, a beer garden and so much more.

Note: the gate accepts cash only

Photo: Renfrew Fair

Latin Sparks Festival

When: September 10, 2022
Where: LeBreton Flats, Ottawa
What time: 3 pm – 11 pm • Click here for the full festival schedule
Admission: From $49.99 • Click here for tickets

Dance the afternoon and night away with two stages of live music, performances, dance lessons, and so much more! Latin Sparks' headline show will transport you to a Brazilian carnival with its epic 10-piece Samba Fusion performance while Azucar! Latin Dance Company & Capital Bachata Festival will be on Dance Patrol—they’ll be roaming the grounds in marked t-shirts to provide support and guidance for any newbies to Latin dance.

Photo: Latin Sparks Festival

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 • Click here for tickets

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