CTVNewsOttawa.ca examines the activities and events taking place in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec this weekend.
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’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 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.
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.
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/
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
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/
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/.
For information on each museum in Ottawa, click on the websites.
Canadian Museum of Nature open friday, saturday, sunday
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum open friday, saturday, sunday
Canada Science and Technology Museum open friday, saturday, sunday
Canada Aviation and Space Museum open friday, saturday, sunday
Canadian War Museum open friday, saturday, sunday
Canadian Museum of History open friday, saturday, sunday
National Gallery of Canada open friday, saturday, sunday
The Diefenbunker open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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.
- 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.
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/.
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.