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Things to Do in the Ottawa Area

From Tourism Ottawa

Looking for fun activities in the Ottawa area? Check out these options over the next seven days, starting on Thursday, April 18. Be sure to verify details with the organizers as plans can change at any time.


For arts, culture and a good time…

  • Saturday, April 20 | Don’t miss the first Tartan Day Expo that will feature vendors and exhibitors of all kinds. Free parking and raffle prizes. Happening at Mosaic Convention Centre. FREE!

  • Saturday, April 20 | Check out the Retro Reveal, A burlesque and drag show experience taking you from the 1940s to the 2020s!

  • Friday, April 19 to Saturday, April 20 | Don’t miss Canada’s one and only Pete Paquette as he delivers an unforgettable live concert experience showcasing Elvis Presley’s music at Théâtre du Casino Lac-Leamy.

  • Saturday, April 20 | Check out the Eco Market, a garage sale-inspired spring market, with indoor and outdoor space for local eco vendors, makers and upcyclers. Happening at Re4m Design and Fabrication. FREE!

  • Saturday, April 20 | Shop and enjoy in-store specials, sampling and giveaways at the Manotick Village Spring Fling!

  • Saturday, April 20 to Sunday, April 21 | Explore the Outdoor and Adventure Travel Show and check out the latest products, gear and trips for every type of outdoor enthusiast. Held at the Nepean Sportsplex.

  • Sunday, April 21 | Celebrate National Tartan Day with a parade to Parliament Hill from the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa and watch as pipers, drummers, dancers, singers and corgis present a grand show with something for people of all ages. FREE!

  • Tuesday, April 23 | Enjoy unlimited sample bites from multiple exhibiting restaurants for Taste of Little Italy and an evening of live entertainment, including performances from the Fonte d'Amore Tarantella Group.

For sport fans…

  • Saturday, April 20 | Watch as PWHL Ottawa against PWHL Minnesota on the ice at the Arena in TD Place.

  • Saturday, April 20 | Cheer on Atlético Ottawa as they face Cavalry FC at TD Place at Lansdowne! 

  • Sunday, April 21 | 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!


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