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Fun things in Ottawa this week, from CF-18s to singing pigs

August 10, 2017
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What’s Happening Ottawa provides the latest on theatre, music and outings for the entire family. Some shows sell out quickly, so be sure to look ahead at what’s happening in the coming weeks and get your tickets early. Here is a list of some of the things happening at City facilities this week.


Remember there are great programs at City museums, at recreation centres and free activities at City Hall all summer long.


Edmonton Eskimos at Ottawa REDBLACKS

TD Place Stadium, Lansdowne

Thursday, August 10


It’s military night, complete with a CF-18 flyby. The defending Grey Cup Champions continue their quest to defend the title at home.


OTTAWA WELCOMES THE WORLD – Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador

Horticulture Building, Lansdowne

Friday, August 11

Come join the festivities and dive into a unique multicultural atmosphere. Indulge yourself in unique cuisine, musical celebrations, artistic performances, dancing and more.


Aroha Fest 2017

Shenkman Arts Centre

August 12 to 13

Celebrating Arts of India in Canada through dance, music, art, yoga and fun family activities.


Ottawa Fury FC vs Charlotte Independence

TD Place Stadium, Lansdowne

Saturday, August 12


With an electric atmosphere created by the loudest and proudest supporters, the match day experience is a must for the Ottawa sports fan.


Letterkenny party

Horticulture building, Lansdowne

Saturday, August 12


Nathan Dales and Dylan Playfair of Letterkenny fame will host the after party for Their Opportunity's Annual Charity Ball Hockey Tournament.



Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Sunday, August 13


Discover the science behind good farming. Explore how best to care for animals and plants.  Participate in fun experiments and games to unearth the truth about farming.


Summer on the River

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site

Sunday, August 13


Relax and enjoy a vintage-inspired summer day on the river. Take a paddle on the water, sit back and listen to music, tour the house, or relax while enjoying a picnic on the lawn.Enjoy your leisure time just as Ottawans did  a century ago.


Summer Arts Series: Mark Fossen & Moonfruits

South Court/Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne

Sunday, August 13

Bring a lawn chair and a picnic to the South Court of the Aberdeen Pavilion on Sunday evenings throughout July and August.


Movie Nights: Sing

South Court/Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne

Monday, August 14


Bring a lawn chair or a blanket; some snacks and settle in to enjoy the show.


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