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Live entertainment is not just limited to the bars and playhouses!
Here are some of our kid-friendly outdoor favourites in the Ottawa area this summer.
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The Comedy of Errors
July 2-August 15 (Monday-Saturday)
Set against the backdrop of Ottawa parks, this touring outdoor show will encourage the audience to partake in a Where’s Waldo-esque array of colour and hustle-bustle, challenging the notion of truly knowing one’s friend, spouse, neighbour and self.
Location: various Ottawa parkssuggested donation $15
In its 19th year, Fortissimo is a military and musical spectacular event that takes place on the lawns of Parliament Hill featuring massed military bands, pipes and drums, guest performers and the soldiers of the Ceremonial Guard.
Location: Parliament hillfree admission
An urban tropical outdoor party that showcases dance, percussion workshops, musical entertainment by top DJ’s, Live bands, colourful shows and flavours organized by Club Social Salsa Loca.
Location: Laval St in Vieux-Hull, Gatineau
Capital Ukrainian Festival
Experience the life, joy and heritage of Ukrainian culture with some great live entertainment for the whole family on the 25th and 26th. (the opening show on the 24th is for ages 19+).
Location: Ukrainian Catholic Shrinefree admission on 25th and 26th
July 30-August 3
Bytown Days features the 20th annual Colonel By Day, featuring costumed characters and free interactive activities: processions, demonstrators, exhibitors & entertainment. Bytown Days is your PASTport to Ottawa’s By-gone days!
Location: Bytown Museum
Ottawa International Buskerfest
July 30-August 3
Visit the historic Sparks Street and watch Incredible Street Performers from around the world. Shows for the whole family including jugglers,escape artists, acrobats, fire eaters, and more!
Location: Sparks Street$8 general admission
Auto Show Gatineau
A can't-miss event for a family of car enthusiasts. The program features a drive-in, a stand-up comic, artists, and the MASC Idol competition featuring unique cars and an automobile elegance contest.
Location: Parc des Cedres, Gatineaufree admission
Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light
August 8-22, Wednesdays and Saturdays
An international fireworks competition with the greatest pyrotechnic experts—five unforgettable evenings of magical moments, colourful lights and melodic sound.
Location: Canadian Museum of History$8 general admission
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