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Unofficial entertainment museums in Ottawa

Unofficial entertainment museums in Ottawa

You may have heard about Ottawa’s world-renown Canadian Tulip Festival, major summer music festivals such as the multi-genre RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, and popular shows at the National Arts Centre—Canada’s stage. But did you know that Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi played an impromptu set at the legendary Rainbow Bistro? That you can still order quarts of Labatt 50 and sing along to live music at The Laff, a local tavern that dates back to 1849? And that you can attend spellbinding Pow Wow competitions during the free Ottawa Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival?

Come experience Ottawa’s rich collection of music venues, festivals and live performances—the popular tried and true, and the unexpected surprises—all of which will inspire you to fill up your calendar.

Get inspired

UM - Heart and Crown
Unofficial Museums - Entertainment inspiration in Ottawa
Discover unexpected venues, events and happenings that will entertain you throughout the year and throughout the region in Ottawa.
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa’s summer music festivals
See big name music stars or up and coming talent at world-class festivals, free events and local happenings during Ottawa’s warm seasons!
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Event calendar
Find out what’s happening in Canada’s capital up to a year in advance by searching our online Event Calendar.

Unofficial Museums

Unofficial Museums: Culinary
Unofficial culinary museums in Ottawa
Titillate your tastebuds with food and drink experiences that highlight Ottawa’s bounty of talented chefs, local products and international influences.
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Unofficial art museums in Ottawa
Delve deeper into the local, national and international art scene by exploring Ottawa’s broader creative community including urban art and cultural events.
UM - Parc Omega
Unofficial nature museums in Ottawa
Make an authentic connection with nature all over the Ottawa region through surprising adventurous activities and epic relaxing experiences.

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