Ottawa Summer Fun

Ottawa has so many fun things to do throughout the summer.

From June 28 to July 2, the Unisong Canadian Choir Festival will feature choirs from every province, performing at the National Arts Centre, Rotunda in Parliament, Rideau Park United Church and Parkdale United Church.

Come celebrate Canada Day on July 1 and see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the capital! Watch as the newlyweds head toward Parliament Hill at noon. Once there, you can enjoy concerts, witness the changing of the guard and stay for a night of fireworks.

Major Hill’s Park will offer dance classes, face painting, a photo exhibit and plenty of fun things to keep the kids happy.

See great performances – from hip hop to traditional folk songs – at Jacques-Cartier Park and get the chance to see a CF-18 aircraft up close.

The National Arts Centre will also be having activities and free shows throughout the day.

Not a bad way to spend Canada Day, eh?

From July 5 to July 17, the Ottawa Blues Fest will take place at Lebreton Flats.

Check out five different stages to see all kinds of performers. Some of the scheduled bands include The Flaming Lips, John Fogerty, Death Cab for Cutie, Steve Miller Band and more.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets – various packages are offered for different lengths of stay.

From July 15 to July 24, be sure to go see the Ottawa Turkish Festival. Learn the language, try authentic food, see subtitled movies and hear native music during this ten day cultural celebration.

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