• By: OLM Staff

Things to do in Ottawa this weekend — June 2-4, 2023

Ottawa Pops Orchestra's Symphonic Cinema

When: Friday, June 2, 2023
Where: Carleton Dominion Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper Street
What time: 7:30 pm
Admission: From $20 • Click here to purchase tickets

The Ottawa Pops Orchestra's Symphonic Cinema: Epic Movie Scores steps into the world of cinematic grandeur and features the sweeping music from The Mission Suite, The Dark Knight Rises, Titanic, and Jurassic Park. This concert is a must-see for film and music lovers alike.

Photo: Ottawa Pops Orchestra

Ottawa Titans vs. Quebec Capitales

When: June 1-4, 2023
Where: Ottawa Stadium, 300 Coventry Road
What time: Friday 6:30 pm, Saturday 6 pm, Sunday 1 pm
Admission: Advance tickets from $11 • Click here to purchase tickets

The Ottawa Titans are home for three days as they take on the Quebec Capitales. On Friday, June 2nd, they will unveil their Field of Dreams Foundation with a nine-inning silent auction, along with one-of-a-kind contests up for grabs, all done to benefit youth in the National Capital Region. Saturday, June 3rd is the second soirée Francophone with the game being called in French first, and brand new green“Les Titans” Franco-Ontario jerseys that will be auctioned off for charity post-game.

Photo: Ottawa Titans

Jagged Little Pill

When: Until Sunday, June 4, 2023
Where: The National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street
What time: various times
Admission: From $85 • Click here to purchase tickets

Broadway Across Canada's production of Jagged Little Pill is an exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Ottawa's own Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, this electrifying production about a perfectly imperfect American family “vaults the audience to its collective feet.” 

Photo: Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade

Ottawa Chinatown Night Market

When: Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4, 2023
Where: Chinatown, Somerset St. West between Bronson Av. and Bell St. 
What time: Friday 2 pm – 11 pm, Saturday 11 am – 11 pm, Sunday 11 am – 8 pm
Admission: Free 

Head to the Chinatown Night Market this weekend for three days of food from your local favourites, plus out-of-town vendors, loads of street peddlers, and non-stop multicultural performances. A multicultural village with an Asian flavour, Chinatown also has representation from the Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican, Indian, Korean, Japanese, middle-eastern, Canadian, and Brazilian communities in Ottawa. 

Photo: ottawachinatown.ca

Ottawa Asian Fest – Night Market

When: Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4, 2023
Where: Tanger Outlets, 316 Amici Terr, Kanata
What time: Friday 2 pm -12 am, Saturday noon -12 am, Sunday 12 am – 8 pm.
Admission: Free • Cash recommended for vendors

The Ottawa Asian Fest Night Market highlights the very best in Asian culture and cuisine from across Ontario. From K-pop dancers to musicians and street foods chefs specializing in the most unique and trendy Asian dishes, our festival has become a true celebration bringing together people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Ottawa Asian Fest is truly a weekend to remember for foodies, photographers, or anyone looking to experience the feel of an Asian Night Market in the heart of the capital of Canada.

Atletico Ottawa

When: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Where: The Stadium at TD Place, 1015 Bank Street
What time: 7:00 pm
Admission: From $20 • Click here to purchase tickets

The Halifax Wanderers spoiled Atletico's Home Opener, so the team is set on getting those three points as 90s Night hits TD Place. So get your best bling on and make sure your outfit is on-point as “Best Dressed” will win $1000 courtesy of MOVE 100. Spotters will be in the crowd and the concourse and pick a handful of Best Dressed to compete on the field for the Best Dressed title. 

Photo: Atletico Ottawa

City of Om

When: Friday, June 2 – Saturday, June 3, 2023
Where: Lansdowne, 1015 Bank Street
What time: Various • Click here for the full schedule
Admission: From $17.31 • Click here to purchase tickets

What started as a yoga festival has now evolved into much more. City of Om, Ottawa’s largest health and wellness festival, is ideal for folks of any age who are interested in deepening their passion for overall wellness. The majority of the festival’s 35+ classes are variations of yoga styles. Festival events include nine different venues for yoga and fitness classes, wellness workshops, spin classes, a 5km run, kids yoga, and a wellness market featuring 40+ lifestyle brands and healthy food vendors.

Photo: City of Om

Menopause the Musical

When: Until June 4, 2023
Where: The Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Avenue
What time: Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm, Matinees Saturday 2 pm, and Sunday 1:30 & 4:30
Admission: From $55 • Click here to purchase tickets

It is the last weekend to catch Menopause The Musical 2: Cruising Through ‘The Change, ’ the hilarious and heartfelt look at the joys of menopause and friendship — plus hot flashes, mood swings, memory lapse & more! For the four ladies, menopause was not the end but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers all and friendships never fail.

Image: Menopause 2 The Musical 

Ottawa Inclusive & Para Sports Expo

When: Saturday, June 2, 2023
Where: The Ravens Nest, Carleton U, 1125 Colonel By Drive
What time: 11 am – 3 pm
Admission: Free

Through a collaborative community effort, the Ottawa Inclusive & Para Sports Expo is dedicated to accessible sports for athletes with disabilities (physical & intellectual/developmental). Adapted and inclusive sports organizations and programs from around the region will showcase and demonstrate a wide variety of sports. The Sports Expo is open to all ages and abilities and is free of charge for all attendees.

Ottawa Valley LLCA Masters Regatta

When: Saturday, June 3 – Sunday, June 4, 2023
Where: Britannia Yacht Club, 2777 Cassels Street
What time: Saturday at 9 am – Sunday at 5 pm
Admission: Race fee $30 • Click here to register  •  On-site registration ne 2023 8 am – 10 am (cash or cheque only).

ILCA Masters event for all ILCA sailors 30 years old and over. The regatta is $30 in the cup to enter. All of the entry fee money is divided among the top five finishers. Youth can enter for free but cannot win cash prizes—additional prizes courtesy of our fabulous long-term sponsor, www.thechandleryonline.com, for the top 10 competitors. The races will be short and rapid. As many races as we can before the light fades.

Summer Crusin’ Promotion

When: June 1-June 30, 2023
Where: Rideau Carleton Casino, Future Hard Rock – 4837 Albion Road South
What time: Open 24/7
Admission: N/A
Win a Boat! Or Two Yamaha Waverunners in time for Summer|

Jet into summer and catch waves with our ‘Summer Crusin’ promotion, now on!

Visit the casino all month long for your shot to win the ultimate Hurricane boat package or two Yamaha Waverunners! Every $20 wagered while using your Rock Star Rewards card on slots or table games earns you an entry into the grand prize draws.

  • Daw#1 (Yamaha Waverunners & Trailer) → June 17th, 8:30pm
  • Draw#2 (Hurricane Boat & Trailer) → June 30th, 9:00pm
  • Free Parking
  • Play Smart. Must be 19+

Click HERE to view full promotional details.

*Signing up for a Rock Star Rewards card is easy and free; visit our Rock Star Rewards Desk for details.

Live Harness Racing

When: Sunday, June 4, 2023
Where: Rideau Carleton Raceway – 4837 Albion Road South
What time: 6:30 pm post time
Admission/Cost: N/A

Join us for Sunday Funday Live Racing & Dining Specials!

Experience exhilarating live standardbred harness racing in Ottawa! Join us this coming Sunday for an evening at the track while also indulging in our limited-time offer Snow Crab Dinner Special for $39.95, available Friday to Sunday from 5:00-10:00 PM in Mr. Lucky’s Restaurant.

Enjoy one-of-a-kind harness racing events that you can't find anywhere else in the city. Rideau Carleton Raceway also offers off-track wagering and simulcast racing from Canada and across the world. After the race, the fun continues in the casino with gaming, live entertainment, and exceptional dining, all under one roof. See you at the track!

  • Free Parking
  • Must be 19+