Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

What’s happening in the Ottawa area

Looking for fun activities in the Ottawa area? Check out these options over the next seven days, starting on Thursday, May 25. Be sure to verify details with the organizers as plans can change at any time.

For arts, culture, and a good time…

  • Open daily | Capital Information Kiosk across from Parliament Hill is now reopened full-time and available to help you discover Canada's Capital Region with a wide range of services and tools. FREE!
  • On until January 2024 | Meet some amazing animals at Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest, a special exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
  • Saturday, May 27 to Sunday, May 28 | Cheer on keen runners—including Olympic athletes and champions from around the world—as they converge in Ottawa for Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend to compete the marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, 2K and kids' marathon.
  • Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28 | Craft beer, delicious food, and live entertainment await you at the Kanata Ribfest.
  • Saturday, May 27 to Sunday, May 28 | Pop in with your family for activities delivering both financial know-how and fun during Family Fun Weekends at the Bank of Canada Museum. FREE!
  • Saturday, May 27 to Sunday, May 28 | Witness the 44th Annual Traditional Odawa Pow Wow presented by the Odawa Native Friendship Centre at the Canadian Police College. FREE!
  • Saturday, May 27 | See the iconic band Helix live in The Joint at the Rideau Carleton Casino!
  • Saturday, May 27 | Celebrate Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts at the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre.
  • Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2 | Discover features, documentaries and short films from 17 Latin American countries at the Latin American Film Festival at Saint Paul University. FREE!

For sports fans…

  • Friday, May 26 | Join the football crowd at TD Place as the Ottawa REDBLACKS take on the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
  • Saturday, May 27 | Cheer on Atlético Ottawa as they face Forge FC on the pitch at TD Place at Lansdowne.
  • Saturday, May 27 | Experience one incredible, action-packed motorsports show mixing racing and showmanship at Monster Spectacular at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Tuesday, May 30 | Show your support for the Ottawa BlackJacks as they face the Brampton Honey Badgers in exciting basketball action at TD Place.

  • Tuesday, May 30 to Thursday, June 1 | Show your support for baseball’s Ottawa Titans as they battle the Schaumburg Boomers at the Ottawa Stadium.

For discovering local vendors…

Find out more great activities to do in and around Ottawa on the Ottawa Insider Blog!

All details provided for the above events are subject to change at the discretion of event organizers. Ottawa Tourism does not take responsibility for changes which may occur beyond our control.

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