Things To Do in Ottawa June 2017

June 2 

  • WestFest: (Free) (June 2-4) Lots to do with 150 + artists, family fun area, food vendors, etc. Laroche Park - Mechanicville, Ottawa Twitter: @westfestinfo (various times)
  • A Festival of Flowers: Gloria: (Free) (June 2-4) at Christ Church Cathedral (A Doors Open Ottawa event) tours, concerts, etc. (various times)
  • Dickson Days(Free) (June 2-4) Manotick Spring Festival has various activities at locations in Manotick, including several Doors Open Ottawa tours. 

June 3

  • Old Time Nepean Fun Fair: (Free) at Howard Darwin Centennial Arena (11 am-5 pm)
  • Abbotsford House: (Free) ( A Doors Open Ottawa event) (10 am - 4 pm)
  • Doors Open Ottawa: (Free) (June 3-4) at various locations in and around Ottawa. More than 150 buildings not normally open to the public open their doors for tours and events. Read more about it in my Doors Open Ottawa 2017 post. Twitter: @DoorsOpenOttawa

June 4

June 6

  • Sandbox150: (Free) Sand Castle competitions etc. Sparks Street (11:30 am-1:30 pm)

June 8

  • Ottawa Fringe Festival: (June 8-18) 50 live shows of theatre and performance art, including family programming. Various locations and times. 
  • Ottawa Italian Week Festival: (Free) (June 8-18) Various events and activities celebrating Italian-Canadian culture in Ottawa, On Preston St (aka Little Italy). Twitter: @italianweek_ott

June 10 

  • Celebrate Canada Family Day: (Free) hosted by Kanata Hazeladean Lions Club at the Lion Dick Brule Community Centre (1:30 pm-8 pm)
  • Wild Westboro Garage Sale: (Free) at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre (8 am-11 am)
  • Party Like It's 1867: (Free) Celebrating Canada at Jack Purcell Community Ctr (10 am-2 pm)
  • The New Art Festival: (Free) (June 10-11) Central Park - The Glebe (Bank at Clemow) (10 am- 5pm) Twitter: @newartfest
  • Ottawa Dog Festival: (June 10-11) All dogs welcome at the RA Centre. Twitter: @ottawadogfestival
  • The Brewery Market: (Free) (June 10 & 11) Local beer producers showcasing their product in a farmers market style at 250 Montreal Rd June 10th (2 pm-9 pm) and Hintonburg Park June 11th (Noon-8 pm). Twitter: @brewmarket

June 11

June 14

  • Ottawa Ribfest: (June 14-18) Sparks Street (Wed - Sat 11 am - 10 pm, Sun 11 am-7 pm)

June 15

  • Ottawa Ferrari Festival: (Free) (June 15-16) More than 50 Ferrari on Preston St (aka Little Italy). Part of the Italian Week Festival. 
  • Canada Scene Festival: (Free) (June 15 - July 23) 1000 artists, and 100 events showcasing contemporary Canadian arts and culture. Family programming as of June 3) Twitter: @canadascene
  • Festival Franco - Ontarien: (June 15-17) Celebrates regional, national and international Francophone culture with live music, dance and street artists, at Major's Hill Park.
  • Chef Fest: (June 15) Bank St. with live music, DJ's and delicious eats and treats. (5 pm-11 pm)
  • Ottawa Beerfest: (June 15-16) at Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdown Park. It's the 5th year, and the largest beer festival in Ontario. Twitter: @ottbeerfestival

June 16 

  • Summer Sizzler Canadiana Edition: (Free) Hosted by Chapel Hill South Community Association at Blue Willow Park 
  • GlowFair: (Free) (June 16-17) All along Bank Street which is closed to vehicle traffic from Slater to James St. Music, lights, food! Twitter: @glowfair

June 17 

June 18 

July 20

June 21

  • Heritage Ottawa LectureWhat's in a Name? lecture on the early history of Bytown, Rochesterville, and Nepean, at Ottawa Public Library (120 Metacalfe St. location) (9 pm-10 pm)

June 22

  • Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival (Races): (Free) (June 22-25) at Mooney's Bay is North America's largest Dragon Boat Festival, with over 200 teams. Races, extreme sports demos, beach bar and children's area are just a few of the things happening at this event. Twitter: @ottdragonboat
  • TD Ottawa Jazz Festival: (June 22-July 2) Twitter: @ottawajazz

June 23

June 24 

June 30

1 comment :

  1. I will be at as many of these events as my entourage and I can. I always try to go to the Dragon boat and Jazz Fest. We have to hit up so many more this year, too!