Ottawa’s Outdoor July Events

With summer in full swing, now is a great time to get out with friends and family. So make sure to check out the many things to do around Ottawa.

Ottawa Family Events

Just minutes from The Glebe, the 148th Lansdowne Fair starts July 20 and ends July 22 at Lansdowne Park. There will be plenty of activities for the kids, music and food, livestock shows, a demolition derby and more.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children under 13.

Music in Ottawa

Only four days remain for the Ottawa Bluesfest, which takes place at the Canadian War Museum in LeBreton Flats. The annual event began July 4 and ends on July 15. This is a great opportunity to hear music from a wide range of musicians. Cowboy Junkies, K’naan, Beirut and John Mellencamp are just a few of the artists that will be playing at the event.

A comedy show will also take place in the evening at the Barney Danson Theatre. Don’t miss out. Tickets are available, with day passes ranging from $40 to $50.

Upcoming Ottawa Sporting Events

Cycling enthusiasts will be happy to know the Ottawa GranFondo starts July 21 in Kanata.  This cycling event offers three different course levels based on skill level, starting with a 100K route. Training is also available on Wednesdays and Sundays leading up to the festival.

If you’re interested, you must pay to register. Click here to see summer rates. Volunteers are also needed to assist with event registration, ticket sales, feed stations and more.

The GrandFondo silent auction is happening now and will end on July 15. Net proceeds from the event will be donated to charities including the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

How have you been spending this July? Let us know if you’ve heard of any interesting upcoming events around Ottawa!

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