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Ottawa: This Weekend’s Winter Events

  The weekend is here! Ottawa has a host of winter events and family-friendly activities taking place with something fun for everyone. Enjoy an Ottawa 67’s game, the King’s Singers’ Silver and Gold, Butterflies in Flight exhibition, and the Magical Winter Lightscapes Show at Parliament Hill.    For the full event list, click here.  
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Ottawa: Things To Do This Weekend!

  This weekend it’s officially December! Show your holiday spirit by attending some of the amazing events and family-friendly activities happening this weekend. Try Get Your Glow On at Nature Nocturne tonight, Cirque Musica Holiday Presents Wonderland at TD Place on Saturday, or the Magic of Lights at Wesley Clover Parks. Click here for weekend inspiration!  
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Ottawa: Things to do this Weekend!

Looking for great events to attend this weekend or fun activities for the whole family? Ottawa has a lot to keep you entertained, like Let’s Get Lucky the 70’s game show style activities, games and disco music at Casino Lac-Leamy, or enjoy the musical talents of A Tribe Called Red at the NAC, and then peruse the Holiyay Freewheeling Craft Market at Makerspace North. Click here for a full list of events!  
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Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day, Sunday November 11

This Sunday, November 11th is Remembrance Day. If you are looking for an event to help commemorate and show your respect to those who have sacrificed for our country, see the list of Ottawa-based events below. The National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial, put together by the Royal Canadian Legion, downtown Ottawa from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.The Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance, from 9:00 am – 10:00 am, displays photographs of late veterans before the Veterans Parade (departing from Parliament Hill).The National Arts Centre is presenting a special free concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of
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Halloween in Ottawa

  It’s already the end of October! And you know what that means, it’s time to celebrate Halloween with all of the ghouls, goblins and ghosts. If you’re looking for spooky events this weekend check out the Barnyard Halloween at the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, the Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa, or the Incident at the Bunker: A Zombie Adventure at the Diefenbunker Museum. Click here for a full list of haunted events!  
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Fall Give Away Weekend

  Do you have unwanted CDs, books, DVDs, furniture, small appliances (and more)? Don’t throw them away! Instead, this weekend bring your gently-used items curbside for the Fall Give Away Weekend. Then hit the streets and tour the Ottawa communities in the search for hidden treasures! This is a great way to reduce our waste and help protect the environment.  Click here for the Fall Give Away Weekend guidelines.  
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Ottawa: Things To Do October 12th – 14th

  Looking for great events and activities that the whole family can enjoy? This weekend enjoy spook-tacular events like Aces of Terror at the Cannamore Orchard or Haunting Season & Fright Fest over at Saunders Farm. If you’re not in the Halloween spirit yet, try out TimeLess or Nature Days at Philippe Lake! Click here for a full list of events and activities.  
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Things to Do During the Last Long Weekend of the Summer

  It’s the last long weekend of the summer, Ottawa. If you aren’t getting out of the city or heading to a cottage, there’s plenty of events happening here to make your weekend! Enjoy the Latin American Parade or head to Beachburg for a whitewater rafting adventure! Click here for a full list of events and activities.  
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Checklist: At least 40 things you should do in Ottawa before summer’s over (2018 edition)

  OttawaStart.com, BY OTTAWASTART STAFF · AUGUST 16, 2018   We’re nearly halfway through August and the summer is just flying by.  But there’s still a lot of hot days and sunshine left. Here’s a list of 40 or so things you should check out before September. Go see Northern Lights and/or do yoga (Wednesdays at noon) on Parliament Hill. Ride your bike on a parkway during Nokia Sunday Bikedays. Have another beer (maybe for just a buck?) on another patio. Buy fresh food at a local farmers’ market. Visit a local winery or brewery. Take a road trip to Almonte or Merrickville or Perth or Wakefield or even Cornwall.
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Happy long weekend!

  Happy long weekend! If you’re looking for things to do, Ottawa has plenty of exciting events and activities for you and the whole family! Check out events like the Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show, Capital Ribfest, and Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light. Click here for list of events.  
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8 Fun Mother’s Day Activities in Ottawa

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13th and there’s lots to do in the Capital to celebrate how great Mom is! Take her to the Tulip Festival for beautiful sights or to the the House of Targ for arcade games and brunch – whatever Mom likes, there’s something happening in the city that she’ll love. Click here for 8 fun ideas for Mother’s Day in the Capital.  
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Ottawa PoutineFest Starts this Thursday!

Looking for something fun (and delicious) to do this week? The Ottawa PoutineFest starts Thursday, April 19th and goes until Sunday, April 22nd at Ottawa City Hall. Click here for event information.  
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Don’t wait until the last minute, plan your Family Day Weekend now!

Family Day is Monday February 19th, which means there’s a long weekend ahead! There’s plenty of activities and events going on in the capital this week and weekend to choose from. Don’t wait until the last minute, plan your fun-packed weekend now! Click here to see the full list of events and activities.  
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The Ottawa Home & Remodelling Show Starts Tomorrow!

Looking for somethng great to do this week? Look no further! The Ottawa Home & Remodelling Show starts Thursday, January 18th at the EY Centre. Speak with experts and see unique design ideas, while getting inspiration for your home’s next refresh. Click here to learn more.  
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The Week Before Christmas at a Glance

Events Happening in Ottawa Dec 18th – 24th Christmas is just around the corner, which means that there’s only a few shopping days left. Hopefully, you’ve got that covered and have time to enjoy some of the amazing things happening around the city this week! Click here for the list of events.  
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Outdoor Family Fall Activities

  Though the kids have gone back to school, evenings and weekends still provide ample opportunities for having fun.   Why not get the family together and enjoy the crisp, cooler weather? From nature walks among the fallen leaves, to bustling outdoor markets, the Ottawa region has something to entertain you and your little ones all harvest season long!   Click here to see all the ideas!
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Fall is here – Enjoy Fall Rhapsody starting September 30

  Come and enjoy the spectacular fall colours on display throughout Gatineau Park. In addition to the popular spots in the Park’s southern sector, many other unique and fascinating places offer magnificent views — as well as being great spots to have a picnic in nature, take a walk in the woods or enjoy a bike ride. Click here for more information!  
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Summer’s not over yet! Here are some fun things to do this weekend!

Although the summer season is wrapping up, there are still tons of great events happening in Ottawa this weekend! Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, from September 15-17, 2017. The Northern Lights sound and light show on Parliament Hill ends on Saturday, September 16. Head to Parliament Hill nightly before then at 9:00pm to see the final days of the spectacular presentation. FREE! Now through Saturday, October 21, grab your cowboy boots and head to the Casino du Lac-Leamy to check out their special Country themed activities! Check out cowboy dancers, country music, line dancing, a mechanical bull,
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September in Ottawa begins with a busy Labour Day long weekend!

  Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, from September 1-4, 2017. Look up! At the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, hot air balloons will fill the sky from Thursday, August 31 to Monday, September 4. Cheer on the Ottawa Champions at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park at their final games of the season, each night from Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4. Don’t miss the Teal Tailgate Party, following the Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope at the Ottawa Champions game on Saturday, September 2 with bands, baseball, and fireworks! Celebrate Latin American culture at the Latin American Festival with
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The last weekend of August is packed with fun activities in Ottawa!

  Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, from August 25-27, 2017. There is an abundance of festivals this weekend, including the Capital Fair (August 18-27), House of PainT Festival (August 24-27), the Hopped and Confused Beer, Music & Food Festival (August 25), the Palestinian Festival Ottawa (August 25-27), Baconpalooza (August 25-27), the Upper Gatineau Whitewater Festival(August 25-27), the Ottawa Lumière Festival (August 26), the North Lanark Highland Games (August 26), Westboro FUSE (August 26-27), and the Outaouais Gourmet Festival (August 27). Admission is FREE! to some festivals. The best golfers of the LPGA Tour compete in Ottawa at the 2017 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club from Monday, August 21 to Sunday,
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There are lots of great events taking place in our city this weekend!

La Machine invades Ottawa this week! Check out the larger-than-life dragon and spider that will roam Ottawa streets this weekend, as well as all the other fun activities on offer. Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, from July 28-30, 2017. From Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, July 30, catch La Machine’s Long-Ma (the dragon) and Kumo (the spider) as they roam the streets of downtown Ottawa in a mixture of static scenes and walkabouts. Make sure to consult the schedule as well as be aware of road closure information. Visitors may want to make use of public
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Rain got you down? Escape the Diefenbunker!

Looking for something different to do with all the rainy weather? The Diefenbunker and Ottawa’s premier escape room company, Escape Manor have partnered to launch the World’s Largest Escape Room. The experience will run Thursday through Sunday evenings and reside within the 100,000 square foot facility. This elaborate endeavor will be themed around espionage…     Click here for full details!
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