• By: OLM Staff

Things to do in Ottawa this Weekend – June 9-11, 2023

K-Fest Ottawa

When: Friday, June 2, 2023
Where: Great Lawn, Lansdown Park, 450 Queen Elizabeth Driveway
What time: 1 pm -10 pm • Click for more information 
Admission: Free • Click here to register

In celebration of the 60th diplomatic anniversary between Korea and Canada, the KCC is kicking off Korea Week 2023 by hosting the largest "K-FEST" yet. A full day of food, cultural exhibition, games, dances, and shows for everyone. The evening entertainment includes a K-pop Cover Dance Festival, special performances from K-Pop artist Kwon Eun Bi, and boyband ‘Kingdom.’ Watch the KCC's Facebook page for more Korea Week activities!

Note: The KCC is providing a shuttle bus service to and from the venue from the nearby Carleton University car park (Carleton parking fee $6), departing from Lot 7 to Aberdeen Pavilion, a close proximity to Great Lawn. The service is entirely free of charge for all patrons and will run at 10 to 15-minute intervals (depending on traffic) starting from 4 pm with last shuttle departing from Aberdeen Pavilion at 11 pm.

Photo: KKC

Ola Dada live

When: Until Sunday, June 11, 2023
Where: Absolute Comedy, 412 Preston Street
What time: 8:30 pm with 10:30 pm late shows on Friday and Saturday
Admission: $20 • Click here to purchase tickets

Vancouver comedian Ola Dada has been doing standup for five years but hit his stride after being a semi-finalist on Canada’s Got Talent. He had the judges and audience alike in stitches and will do the same for you this week!

Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour

When: Saturday, June 10- Sunday, June 11, 2023
Where: Departs from Algonquin College or Conlon Farm, Perth
What time: Start at any time
Admission: From $164.87 • Registration is now closed

The Ottawa Bicycle Club’s largest is hosting its well-loved event, the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the two-day tour that attracts cyclists from all over North America who will ride through the picturesque countryside between Ottawa and Kingston, Ontario.

Photo: Ottawa Pops Orchestra

Ottawa Italian Festival 2023

When: Friday, June 9, 2023
Where: Preston Street
What time: June 9th, 4 pm – June 11th, 11:30 pm
Admission: Free • Click for this weekend's schedule

Italian Week 2023 kicks off today (Thursday, June 6th) for a full month of activities. Opening Weekend on Preston Street will be filled with fun, food, comedy, music, and culture. All Main Stage events will take place at 301 Preston Street. Our Kids Zone is located at Preston and Adeline.

Photo: Italian Week Ottawa

Ottawa Titans vs. Joliet Slammers

When: June 9, 10, & 11, 2023
Where: Ottawa Stadium, 300 Coventry Road
What time:  June 9th, 6:30 pm – June 10th,  6:30 pm, June 11, 1 pm
Admission: From $11 • Click here to purchase tickets

The Frontier League's Ottawa Titans are home for three back-to-back games against the Joliet Slammers from the West division. On Sunday, to celebrate Cappy's birthday, the first 250 kids in attendance will receive a pair of Thundersticks to help make some noise.

Photo: Ottawa Titans

613 Flea

When: Saturday, June 10, 2023
Where: Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, 1015 Bank Street 
What time: 10 am – 4 pm
Admission: Free 

The monthly not-for-profit 613 Flea’s market will be at Lansdowne on Saturday. New and exciting vendors are always selling everything from antiques to hand-dyed wools, even gourmet salsa. Don’t miss your opportunity to shop the 150-ish unique vendors.

Photo: Courtesy 613 Flea

European Union Cultural Fair

When: Sunday, June 11, 2023
Where: Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne, 1015 Bank Street 
What time: 9 am – 5 pm
Admission: Free 

The celebration features live music, folk dance performances, games, and activities for children, in addition to a sampling of traditional European foods and beverages. Throughout the day, participants will also be able to learn more about Europe’s tourist and cultural destinations on display at the stands organized by the diplomatic missions. Interactive workshops throughout the day will complete the programming.

Photo: Courtesy EU in Canada

The New Art Festival

When: June 10 & 11, 2023
Where: Central Park, 19 Clemow Avenue (Glebe)
What time: 10 am – 5 pm (rain or shine)
Admission: Free • Click here for more information

Celebrates handmade, original, one-of-a-kind art at the annual New Art Festival. Meet artists working in all media – from painting to ceramics, photography to wood, textiles to jewellery – from all over Ontario, Quebec, and the rest of Canada. The New Art Festival is Ottawa’s longest-running outdoor art exhibit and juried festival featuring works by nearly 200 visual artists.

Photo: NAF

Summer Crusin’ Promotion

When: June 1-June 30, 2023
Where: Rideau Carleton Casino, Future Hard Rock – 4837 Albion Rd S
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 11, 2023
Where: Rideau Carleton Raceway – 4837 Albion Rd S, Gloucester, ON K1X 1A3
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+