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Ottawa is full of family fun this week

July 11, 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 also free activities at City Hall all summer long.

classic cars at a gas station

Classic Car Show, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, Sunday, July 16


Workshop Wednesday
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
Wednesday, July 12

Hands-on visual arts workshops for all ages! Join us for an evening of fun and learn something new. Registration required.


Home and Away
Nepean Museum
Wednesdays in July

Explore different methods of communication and see how Nepean’s earliest settlers stayed in touch with their distant family. Activities are appropriate for children ages 6 to 9. With a new theme every week.


Swing Into Summer with SRO Big Band
Shenkman Arts Centre
Wednesday, July 12

SRO band

The first concert in this year’s Matinée Café series. The ensemble plays music from the swing era (‘30s and ‘40s) when big bands were king.


Ottawa Fury FC vs Montréal Impact
Wednesday, July 12
Ottawa Fury FC vs Rochester Rhinos
Saturday, July 15
TD Place Stadium, Lansdowne

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


Music and Beyond
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
Thursday, July 13

The classical music and multi-disciplinary arts festival comes to Lansdowne. Here is your opportunity to explore unique combinations of music with drama, dance and visual spectacle.


Can You Dig It
Billings Estate National Historic Site
Thursdays in July

Each week, get your hands dirty like Indiana Jones while learning about archaeology at the home of Canada's first paleontologist, Elkanah Billings. Dig for artefacts, identify mysterious objects and learn hands-on techniques that archaeologists use every day


Ottawa Rhythm Festival
Shenkman Arts Centre
Friday, July 14

All music and choreography has been originally composed by Gharana Arts. Come experience true contemporary innovation without losing sight of tradition in current trends. A spectacular version of Sleeping Beauty headlines this year’s festival.


Ottawa Welcomes the World – High Commission for the United Republic of Tanzania
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
Friday, July 14

You will hear the wonderful rhythmic sounds of Tanzania music and indulge in the yummy cuisine and learn about the magnificent country side.


Ottawa Welcomes the World – Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
July 15 to 19

Come learn about Egypt’s history, incredibly depicted in an amazing exhibition that celebrates the long standing Egyptian-Canadian friendship. You will not want to miss the exotic dance and musical performances.


Classic Car Show
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
Sunday, July 16

Time to get racing! You can make a wooden car and race it against your friends and family. If you can’t beat them, it’s okay, you can try again with a cardboard car. Classic vintage cars will be on display throughout the day.


Celebrate Nepean
Fairfields House
Sunday, July 16

Celebrate the 225th anniversary of Nepean at the Bell home; one of the earliest and well-known settler families in the township. Enjoy guided tours, traditional games and music as well as hands-on activities for families.


Summer Arts Series: Lynne Hanson
South Court/Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
Sunday, July 16

lynne hanson

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


Movie Nights: Mary Poppins
South Court/Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
Monday, July 17

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

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