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A List of Things To Do In Ottawa This August

Hard to believe we’re already in the month of August. There are quite a few festivals happening in the coming days, as well as interesting arts and music events around the city. Take a look to see if your Ottawa neighbourhood has something fun to do!

Ottawa’s August Festivals candle

The Sparks Street Mall, close to many Centretown homes, will be holding the Ottawa Busker Festival from August 2-5. Enjoy acts from Canadian and international performers that include acrobats, contortionists, mimes, magicians, circus artists and more.

The Ottawa Greek Fest is happening August 15-25 at 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, close to Civic Hospital and Carleton Heights. Sample Greek dishes, watch Greek musical and dance performances, browse arts and crafts, and more!

The Lumiere Festival’s Celebration of Light will take place on August 17 at New Edinburgh Park close to many excellent New Edinburgh homes. The celebration will start at 5:30 p.m. with a dance routine followed by music, fire dancing, juggling, visual arts and more.

Exhibitions and Performances Around Ottawa

The National Youth Orchestra of Canada will perform on August 1 during the Chamberfest at 7:00 p.m. at the National Arts Centre Southam Hall, not far from the Sandy Hill community.

The Canadian War Museum in LeBreton Flats will have the exhibit World Press Photo 13 from August 1 to August 28. It takes a look at more than 150 photographs taking during world conflicts by photojournalists.

The St. Brigid Centre for the Arts in Byward Market will have In the Dark by Georg Fredrich Haas on August 5 at 10:00 p.m. In this performance the musicians and audience are placed in total darkness as they perform Haas’s String Quartet No. 3.


What events are you planning to attend this August? As always, feel free to share with us below.

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