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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, April 11. Be sure to verify details with the organizers as plans can change at any time.

For arts, culture and a good time…

  • Friday, April 12 | Relive the disco era at Casino Lac-Leamy at The Disco Fever Experience and enjoy a multi-sensory experience featuring 10 dazzling artists who will provide you with stunning visuals and funky beats.
  • Friday, April 12 | Don’t miss FMX World Tour, an extreme action sport competition that was formed to tour USA, Canada, Mexico and select European countries.
  • Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14 | Irish Film Festival Ottawa celebrates Irish culture, language, humour and history through the modern medium of film.
  • Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14 | Meet exhibitors showing docks, builders, contractors, innovative building products, green solutions and more at the Ottawa Cottage Life & Backyard Show, happening at the EY Centre.
  • Saturday, April 13 | Browse the regularly scheduled 613flea marketplace in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne and discover your next favourite local business or vendor. FREE! 
  • Saturday, April 13 | Sweat and smile at FitPalooza 2024 happening at Collège La Cité, with a day full of fitness classes, wellness tips, mini massages, healthy snacks and more!
  • Until Saturday, April 13 | Enjoy a modern take on the story of Snow White at the National Arts Centre.
  • Until Saturday, April 13 | Enjoy Anton Chekhov’s La mouette (The Seagull) at the National Arts Centre.
  • Sunday, April 14 | Be transported to the Artic with soundscapes from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Canada. Music inspired by ice, snow, northern lights and the midnight sun. Happening at St-Joseph’s Parish.
  • Sunday, April 14 | Meet Black-owned local businesses, network, shop and enjoy local entertainment at the Ottawa Black Business Expo.

For maple syrup fun…

  • Saturday, April 13 to Sunday, April 14 | Explore Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm Sugarbush and learn how Maple Syrup is made or hop on a tractor, visit the Pancake or the Farm Shop.
  • Until Sunday, April 14 | Watch maple syrup being made at Fulton’s Sugar Bush and enjoy the results! Activities include sleigh rides, maple taffy and other food products, walking trails, campfires, tobogganing, maple spa products and more. 
  • Until Sunday, April 14 | Enjoy farm and sugarbush activities as well as outdoor fun and a farm store at Proulx Maple & Berry Farm.

For sport fans…

  • Saturday, April 13| Show your support for the Ottawa Senators as they go head-to-head with the Montreal Canadiens at the Canadian Tire Centre.
  • Saturday, April 13| Cheer on Atlético Ottawa as they face York United FC at TD Place at Lansdowne! 
  • Tuesday, April 16 | Support the Ottawa 67’s during the Playoffs at TD Place.

Find out more great activities to do in and around Ottawa by checking out Ottawa Tourism’s Event Calendar or have a look at 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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