Summer Events in Barrhaven!
Summer is here and it feels like the warm weather might be here to stay, finally! Did you know that there are many great events in Barrhaven over the summer months? With something for everyone, you won’t even have to leave the community to get out and have some fun. Here are just a few suggestions but make sure to keep an eye out for more that will certainly pop up as the summer months continue on.
Canada Day in Barrhaven
The biggest event in the community for the year, Canada Day in Barrhaven is a 4 day event culminating on Monday, July 1st with a spectacular fireworks display. Show your Canadian pride throughout the weekend at the midway but make sure you come back on Monday for a day of entertainment, celebrations, amazing food, and community fun! Admission is free but there are costs for things like food and midway rides. After an incident last year, security will be tighter this year so make sure to arrive early as there are now specific entry and screening points to the event.
Barrhaven BMX – Capital City Nationals
Did you know that Barrhaven has its very own BMX park? It’s right next to Clarke Fields and it attracts top level bikers of all ages. From July 27th to July 29th, it will be home to BMX Canada’s “Capital City Nationals” and promises a high level of competition and excitement! This event will be fun for the whole family!
Ottawa Unbirthday Party
The “Ottawa Unbirthday Party” is a unique event hosted by Friends 4 Kindness designed for kids who struggle with friendships or don’t get invited to birthday parties. The event will be held Saturday, July 27th at Larkin Park, right in the heart of Old Barrhaven. The goal is to let all children know that they are loved! This event is open to everyone but the “unbirthday child” will need to be registered in advance to ensure that they have enough “gifts” and cupcakes on hand.
Barrhaven Classic Car Show
On Sunday, August 18th, Clarke Fields Park will host the Third Annual Classic Car Show and Food Truck Rally. Show off your classic customs and rods ($5 per show car) or just bring the family down for a day of fun including food trucks, vendors, live music, a car quiz, and a kids fun area!
Whatever you decide to do, we wish you a wonderful summer full of beautiful days and opportunities to make new memories. Barrhaven is an amazing community full of parks, restaurants, and amenities so take some time to get and explore all that the area has to offer!