Events

Events


Feb
22
Mon
2016
2016 RBC Bluesfest
Feb 22 @ 09:14:00 PM – 10:14:00 PM

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is back at Lebreton Flats for 2016! Headliners this year includes Duran Duran, Sam Hunt, Brad Paisley, Nelly, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers Billy Idol, The Cult, John Fogerty and much more!

 

THE 2016 LINE-UP: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nelly, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Lumineers, The Cult, John Fogerty, Thomas Rhett,  Brad Paisley, Alessia Cara, Sam Hunt, AWOLNATION, The Monkees, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, City and Colour, Bryan Ferry, Amos The Transparent,  BradJoe Jackson, Schoolboy Q, The Head and The Heart, Peter Bjorn and John, Son Little, Boy & Bear, David Gogo, Tyler Kealey, Suits n Toques, The Tallest Man On Earth, Tal Wilkenfeld, Pandaléon, Fire Antlers, Harrison “Sweet Taste” Kennedy, Earl Sweatshirt, The London Souls, Brandi Carlile, Archer, Jeff Ross, Jill Zmud, Amanda Rheaume, Madeon, Debauche, Yukon Blonde, Archer, Wild Child, San Fermin, The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Gingkoa, Grand River Ramblers, STEAMERS , The Decemberists, Half Moon Run, XXYYXX, Pierre Kwenders, Craig Cardiff, Tribute to Jack Bruce, Carlo, PUP, Freddie Gibbs, Lindsey Stirling, The Jesse Greene Band, The Paul DesLauriers Band, Cashtro Crosby and DJ Mes, Zeds Dead, Lindsay Ferguson, Training Season, Jack de Keyzer The Chocolate Hot Pockets, Future, Wolf Parade, Nelly, DZ Deathrays, Holy F*ck, Cashmere Cat, The Paper Kites, Paul James, Pith and The Parenchymas, The Wicked Mercy, Brothers Dube, Danny Albert, Just Poets, , Bombino, Brock Zeman, Barry and the Blasters, Monday I Retire

 

 

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Jul
1
Fri
2016
Canada Day!
Jul 1 @ 10:00:00 AM – 11:45:00 PM
Canada Day!

Canada Day in the Capital brings lots of events! Check them out!

Parliament Hill

9:00 am
Changing of the Guard

Enjoy the pageantry of a marching band and military drills by the Governor General’s Foot Guards.

 

10:00 am
Carillon Concert
Take in a truly unique musical experience: the Peace Tower’s 53-bell carillon featuring Dominion Carillonneur Dr. Andrea McCrady

 

12 pm to 1:30pm

CANADA DAY Noon Show

Featuring: Metric (ON) • Coeur de Pirate (QC) • Alex Cuba (BC) • Alex Nevsky (QC) • Indian City (MB) • Les Hay Babies (NB) • Coleman Hell (ON) • Hosts: Rebecca Makonnen and Kardinal Offi shall

 

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

CANADA DAY Evening Show

Featuring: Metric (ON) • Coeur de Pirate (QC) • Alex Cuba (BC) • Alex Nevsky (QC) • Indian City (MB) • Les Hay Babies (NB) • Coleman Hell (ON)

 

10 pm
President’s Choice Canada Day Pyromusical Fireworks
Always beautiful but even more impressive with music. A first!
Launched from the Astrolabe at Nepean Point, the 2016 fireworks show includes:

  • More than 2,000 aerial shells
  • 110 of the largest shells allowed in Canada

 

Best views: Canadian Museum of History, Major’s Hill Park and along the Ottawa River.

 

Major’s Hill Park

Free shuttle bus connects Major’s Hill Park to the Canadian Museum of History.

 

Hudson’s Bay Stage

 

12 pm to 1:30 pm

Canada Day Singer Songwriter Showcase:

  • Shawn Hook (BC)
  • Andie Duquette (QC)
  • Reuben Bullock (AB)
  • Amanda Rhéaume (ON)
  • Chelsea Amber (NS)
  • Hosted by Alan Neal from CBC Ottawa’s ‘All in a Day’

 

7:00 pm to 10:45 pm

Evening Show featuring:

  • Shawn Hook (BC)
  • Andie Duquette (QC)
  • DJ Ilon (ON)

 

Main Bowl

 

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Hudson’s Bay Tent

Play a round of mini-putt, take a souvenir snapshot, and more activities for families and friends. Looking to wear red and white? Our pop-up shop will be stocked with our exclusive Rio 2016 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Team Collections.

 

Get in the Best Shape of Your Life!

Health and wellness tips, group exercise demos, family fun, free fitness gear and more —all under the GoodLife tent.

 

Don’t miss the McCafé and McSmoothie on-site teams giving out samples.

 

Trivia Challenge

Step right up and test your national knowledge! Spin the trivia wheel and show us how much you know about our country’s history, geography, politics and culture. Win great prizes and the respect and admiration of your friends and family.

 

Science Carnival

The Canada Science and Technology Museum invites you to participate in a range of exciting and interactive activities to celebrate Canada Day.

 

Canada Day Face Painting by Kromatik

 

Come and sample St-Albert cheese curds

 

VIA Rail Miniature Train

Kids can enjoy a ride around the park aboard the VIA Rail miniature train.

 

Chicken Corner

Hosted by Chicken Farmers of Canada

 

Starting at 10:00 am

 

24th Annual Great Canadian Chicken BBQ

Try our newest Canadian chicken sandwich recipe or dig into our delicious chicken Caesar salad! Remember, proceeds from your chicken purchase support the Ottawa Food Bank!

 

11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm

 

Cooking Demonstrations

Pick up some cooking tips for delicious Canadian chicken.

 

New site this year: Canadian Museum of History
All activities are FREE (indoor and outdoor)

 

Free shuttle bus connects the Canadian Museum of History to Major’s Hill Park, in Ottawa.

 

In the Museum

 

9:00 am to 9:00 pm

 

Special Exhibitions:

  • Gold Rush! – El Dorado in British Columbia
  • Horse Power – The Paul Bienvenu Carriage Collection
  • Napoleon and Paris

 

Canadian Children’s Museum

Passports in hand, visitors discover one incredible destination after another. Explore a world where parents have as much fun as their kids!

 

10:30 am

 

Kick-off to the Canadian History Hall Countdown

Celebrate the official kick-off of the countdown to the opening of the Museum’s new Canadian History Hall opening on July 1, 2017, the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Join us in the Grand Hall to help launch the countdown and enjoy some cake (first-come, first-served), followed by activities and entertainment.

 

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

 

Sneak Peek of the Canadian History Hall

Be among the first to get a sneak peek of the new Canadian History Hall, set to open on July 1, 2017. We are opening the doors for a quick visit of the space, one year before the big day!

 

12:00 pm and 4:00 pm

 

Shows in the Theatre: Violon Dingue

Experience a hilarious journey with Monsieur Dingue, a multilingual globetrotter with an eccentric wardrobe and clown-like impersonations.

 

Outside the Museum

 

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

  • Inflatable Games
  • Canada Day Face Painting by Kromatik
  • Kite Craft

 

Our Wildlife with Hinterland Who’s Who

Get answers to your questions about Canadian wildlife and even meet a few wild critters in person! You’ll be able to watch several of the famous Hinterland Who’s Who videos with our hosts, while getting up-close and personal with some live wild animals.

 

Meet the Canadian Coast Guard
Come and see a Coast Guard Fast Rescue Craft used for Search and Rescue and explore how the Canadian Coast Guard contributes to the safety, accessibility and security of Canadian waters through various activities.

 

Get Moving with Motivate Canada

Test your agility, balance, coordination and speed. All ages can experience the joy and benefits of traditional and non-traditional sports and physical activity. Suitable for youth ages 5 and up.

 

9:30 am and 10:30 am

Ryu’s Grand Circus

You will be amazed by this artist’s incredible acrobatic stunts and juggling abilities.

 

10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm

 

Giant Puppet Show

This family-oriented French show presented by the “Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur” features four puppeteers and a dozen giant puppets.

 

 

*** Don’t forget to also mark your calendar for Canada Day 2017.

 

Canada’s Capital Region will be THE place to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary!

Jul
7
Thu
2016
RBC Bluesfest 2016
Jul 7 @ 04:00:00 PM – Jul 17 @ 11:00:00 PM
RBC Bluesfest 2016

RBC Bluesfest is back at Lebreton Flats for 2016! Headliners this year includes The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, The Cult, John Fogerty, The Monkees, Sam Hunt, Brad Paisley and much more!

THE 2016 LINE-UP: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nelly, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Lumineers, The Cult, John Fogerty, Thomas Rhett,  Brad Paisley, Alessia Cara, Sam Hunt, AWOLNATION, The Monkees, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, City and Colour, Bryan Ferry, Amos The Transparent,  BradJoe Jackson, Schoolboy Q, The Head and The Heart, Peter Bjorn and John, Son Little, Boy & Bear, David Gogo, Tyler Kealey, Suits n Toques, The Tallest Man On Earth, Tal Wilkenfeld, Pandaléon, Fire Antlers, Harrison “Sweet Taste” Kennedy, Earl Sweatshirt, The London Souls,  Archer, Jeff Ross, Jill Zmud, Amanda Rheaume, Madeon, Debauche, Yukon Blonde, Archer, Wild Child, San Fermin, The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Gingkoa, Grand River Ramblers, STEAMERS , The Decemberists, Half Moon Run, XXYYXX, Pierre Kwenders, Craig Cardiff, Tribute to Jack Bruce, Carlo, PUP,  Lindsey Stirling, The Jesse Greene Band, The Paul DesLauriers Band, Cashtro Crosby and DJ Mes, Zeds Dead, Lindsay Ferguson, Training Season, Jack de Keyzer The Chocolate Hot Pockets, Future, Wolf Parade, Nelly, DZ Deathrays, Holy F*ck, Cashmere Cat, The Paper Kites, Paul James, Pith and The Parenchymas, The Wicked Mercy, Brothers Dube, Danny Albert, Just Poets, , Bombino, Brock Zeman, Barry and the Blasters, Monday I Retire

Purchase full festival passes: Go to www.ottawabluesfest.ca.

Apr
7
Fri
2017
Harlem Globetrotters @ Canadian Tire Centre
Apr 7 @ 07:00:00 PM – 09:00:00 PM
Harlem Globetrotters @ Canadian Tire Centre | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to the Canadian Tire Centre on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. during their 2017 World Tour!

During their 2017 World Tour, the famed team will feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister and Ace Jackson*– the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.Ticketmaster.ca, www.canadiantirecentre.com, by phone at 1-877-788-FANS; in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, two participating HMV stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Kingston, Algonquin Colle ge, Superior Photo and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlemglobetrotters.com.

Tickets are $16, $22, $32, $42, $55, $68, $82 and $130; reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).

Want to win tickets? Listen to Ottawa Today with Mark Sutcliffe March 27th – 31st from 9:00am-1:00pm for your chance to win!