What’s happening in Ottawa this weekend: September 9-11

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CTVNewsOttawa.ca examines the activities and events taking place in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec this weekend.


CITIZENS

It’s the opening weekend of the CityFolk Festival on the Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park.

Here is an overview of this year’s program:

  • Friday: The Glorious Sons, The Blue Stones and Sophia Radisch
  • Saturday: T-Pain, Tim Hicks and JJ Wilde.

For tickets, visit cityfolkfestival.com


CHRIS STAPLETON

Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show arrives at the Canadian Tire Center Friday night.

See Stapleton with special guest Elle King.

For more information, visit https://www.canadiantirecentre.com/event/chris-stapleton/


OTTAWA COMICCON

Ottawa Comiccon is back this weekend at the EY Centre.

Discover over 100,000 square feet of shopping, masquerade, celebrity autographs, panels and workshops, the League of Super-Heroes, Capital Ghostbusters, The Capital City Garrison – 501st Legion and more.

Guests include Georges St-Pierre, Dave Foley, Christina Chong, Arthur Darvill, Lou Ferrigno, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, and more.

For tickets and information, visit https://ottawacomiccon.com/


OTTAWA RED BLACK

The Ottawa Redblacks will host the Toronto Argos on Saturday afternoon at TD Place.

Game time is at 2 p.m.

For tickets, visit www.ottawaredblacks.com.


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA is under the Big Top at Place des Festivals ZIBI in Gatineau.

“A return to basics, KOOZA combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power,” Cirque du Soleil said on its website.

KOOZA lasts until September 25.

For tickets, visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza#about-the-show.


RENFREW FAIR

The 167e The Renfrew Fair takes place this weekend in Renfrew.

Recognized as the “greatest fair in the Ottawa Valley since 1853”, don’t miss the four days of activities for the whole family.

Musical acts include David James, Eric Ethridge, Little Bones and Leahy Next Generation.

For more information, visit renfrewfair.com.


SPENCERVILLE FAIR

Don’t miss the 167e Spencerville Fair this weekend.

The Spencerville Fair features a Midway, Entertainment Center, Parade, Animal Show, Antique Tractor and Truck Pulls, Learning Barn and more.

For more information, visit https://www.spencervillefair.ca/


LATIN SPARKS

Celebrate music, dance and food at Latin Fest.

Latin Fest will take place Saturday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at LeBreton Flats.

For more information, visit www.latinsparks.ca/Ottawa


AFROFEST

Africa Live Canada proudly presents Afrofestival Ottawa at Mooney’s Bay Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Enjoy the free music and arts festival showcasing the best of African culture and entertainment.

For more information, visit https://www.afrofestivalottawa.ca/


BANKSY360

See the work of the world’s most elusive street artist come to life in an immersive unauthorized exhibition at Lansdowne Park.

See more than 50 works by Banksy brought to life on multimedia surfaces in this imaginative and immersive art experience.

For tickets, visit https://banksy360.com/.


VAN GOGH 360

Van Gogh 360 is a “breathtaking way” to appreciate more than 300 works of art by the artist.

Pieces include “The Starry Night”, “Sunflowers”, and “Café Terrace at Night”.

Van Gogh 360 continues until October 8 at the Aberdeen Pavilion.

For more information, visit https://vangogh360.com/.


MUSEUMS

For information on each museum in Ottawa, click on the websites.


WEEKEND BIKE DAYS

The popular NCC Weekend Bike Days continue throughout the spring and summer.

The Queen Elizabeth Parkway will be open to active transportation 24 hours a day all summer. The road will be closed to vehicles between Fifth Avenue and Somerset Street.

The parkways will be closed to vehicles and open to active transportation users during the following periods:

Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • The two westbound lanes of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, located on the south side of the Ottawa River, just west of downtown, from Vimy Place to Carling Avenue.

Promenade Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • The two lanes of the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, running along the south side of the Ottawa River, just east of downtown, between the Aviation Parkway and Saint-Joseph


OTTAWA FARMERS MARKET

The Ottawa Farmers Market is open every Sunday at Lansdowne Park.

The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aberdeen Pavilion.


YORK STREET FARMERS’ MARKET

The York Street Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shop for fresh farm produce at this growers-only farmer’s market.

For more information, visit https://ottawamarkets.ca/byward-market.


CARP FARMERS MARKET

32n/a Carp Farmers Market season is underway.

Visit the Farmers Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carp Fairgrounds.

For more information, visit carpfarmersmarket.ca.


METCALFE FARMERS MARKET

The Metcalfe Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Metcalfe Fairgrounds.

For more information, visit metcalfefm.com.


BARHAVEN MARKET

Barrhaven Market is open every Sunday.

Visit the Nepean Woods Park & ​​Ride lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday through October 30.


BARRHAVEN FARMERS MARKET

The Barrhaven Farmers Market is open every Saturday at the Log Farm on Cedarview Road.

The market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit https://barrhavenfarmersmarket.com/.


UNIVERSITY SPORTS

The Carleton Ravens rugby team hosts McGill on Friday afternoon. Game time is 4 p.m.

The Carleton Ravens football team hosts York University on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.

The Carleton Ravens women’s soccer team hosts RMC on Sunday. Game time is 1 p.m.

The Carleton Ravens men’s soccer team hosts the University of Toronto on Sunday. Game time is at 3 p.m.

The uOttawa women’s soccer team hosts Queen’s on Friday. Game time is 7 p.m.

The uOttawa women’s rugby team hosts Montreal on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.

The uOttawa men’s rugby team hosts Montreal on Saturday. Game time is at 3 p.m.

The uOttawa women’s soccer team hosts the University of Toronto on Sunday. Game time is 1 p.m.

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