CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at activities and events happening in Ottawa, eastern Ontario and western Quebec during the final weekend of June.


OTTAWA JAZZ FESTIVAL

It’s the opening weekend for the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival.

Enjoy the sounds of jazz music in Confederation Park, Marion Dewar Plaza at Ottawa City Hall and other venues across Ottawa.

The lineup this weekend includes:


Friday: The Eleven, Jocelyn Gould, Punch Brothers, Busty and the Bass


Saturday: Holly Cole, Francois Bourassa Quartet, Under the Surface, Lady Wray


Sunday: Blind Boys of Alabama, Jacques Kuba Seguin: Migrations, Blue Rodeo

For tickets, visit https://ottawajazzfestival.com/.


SUMMER SOLSTICE INDIGENOUS FESTIVAL

Experience some of Canada’s best Indigenous talent through music, dance, workshops, food and more this weekend.

The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival continues until Sunday at Mādahòkì Farm, 4420 West Hunt Club Road.

For more information, visit https://summersolsticefestivals.ca/.


ESCAPE

Electronic dance takes over Lansdowne Park this weekend.

Escapade Music Festival runs Friday to Sunday on the Great Lawn at Lansdowne and inside TD Place.

Performers include: Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Deadmau5, Illenium, DJ Snake, Seven Lions, Duke Dumont, Above and Beyond.

For more information, visit https://escapademf.com/.


OTTAWA TITANS

The Ottawa Titans host New York for a three game set this weekend at the Ottawa Baseball Stadium.

Game times are 6:30 pm Friday, 6 pm on Saturday and 1 pm on Sunday.

For tickets, visit ottawatitans.com.


OTTAWA FRINGE FESTIVAL

The Ottawa Fringe Festival continues until Sunday, celebrating the arts and providing an opportunity for local, national and international artists to showcase their original work.

For more information, visit https://ottawafringe.com/.


OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

The dragon boats return to the waters of the Rideau River for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival runs from June 23 to 26 at Mooney’s Bay Park.

Musical acts include The Strumbellas, Serena Ryder, Frown Line and Rebelle.

For more information, visit https://dragonboat.net/.


WEEKEND BIKE DAYS

The NCC’s popular weekend bike days continue all spring and summer.

Queen Elizabeth Driveway will be open for active transportation from 8 am Saturday to 8 pm Sunday. The road will be closed to vehicles between Fifth Avenue and Somerset Street.

The parkways will be closed to vehicles and open for active transportation users during the following periods:

Sir John A Macdonald Parkway

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Both westbound lanes of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, located on the south side of the Ottawa River just west of the downtown core, from Vimy Place to Carling Avenue.

Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Both lanes of the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, running along the south side of the Ottawa River, just east of the downtown core, between the Aviation Parkway and St. Joseph Boulevard in Orléans.


BEACHES

Beaches in Ottawa and Gatineau are open for the season.

In Ottawa, lifeguards are on duty at Britannia Beach, Mooney’s Bay Beach and Petrie Island Beach from 11 am to 7 pm

Westboro Beach is closed for the season.

Six NCC beaches in Gatineau Park are open for the summer. Lifeguards will be on duty at the O’Brien, Blanchet, Breton, Parent, Smith and La Peche Lake beaches.


IMAGINE MONET

Immerse yourself in Claude Monet’s paintings.

Claude Monet is considered to be the leading artist of impressionism, a movement that was called after his famous painting Impression Soleil Levant.

See Imagine Monet at the EY Center until Aug. 14. For more information, visit https://www.imagine-monet.com/ottawa-tickets/?lang=en.


MUSEUMS

For information on each museum in the region, visit the websites.


OTTAWA FARMERS’ MARKET

The Ottawa Farmers Market is open every Sunday at Lansdowne Park.

The market is open from 10 am to 3 pm at the Aberdeen Pavilion.


YORK STREET FARMERS MARKET

The York Street Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm

Shop for fresh farmed goods at this producer-only farmers’ market.

For more information, visit https://ottawamarkets.ca/byward-market.


CARP FARMERS MARKET

The 32na season of the Carp Farmers Market is underway.

Visit the farmers’ market every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm at the Carp Fairgrounds.

For more information, visit carpfarmersmarket.ca.


METCALFE FARMERS MARKET

The Metcalfe Farmers’ Market is every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at the Metcalfe Fairgrounds.

For more information, visit metcalfefm.com.


BARRHAVEN MARKET

The Barrhaven Market is open every Sunday.

Visit the Nepean Woods Park and Ride from 10 am to 2 pm every Sunday until Oct. 30.


BARRHAVEN FARMERS MARKET

The Barrhaven Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday at the Log Farm on Cedarview Road.

The market is open from 9 am to 2 pm

For more information, visit https://barrhavenfarmersmarket.com/.


NAC ORCHESTRA

The National Arts Center presents Pops Series with the NAC Orchestra.

In a perfectly stylish conclusion to the season, conductor Jack Everly and the NAC Orchestra perform a selection of delightful and sophisticated music from the best of 20th century theater and screen. Ottawa’s own Ewashko Singers will perform with the NAC Orchestra.

See Classic Broadway: Lerner and Loewe Friday and Saturday night.

For more information, visit https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/30034.


OMEGA PARK

Parc Omega is open in Montebello, Que.

For more information, visit https://www.parcomega.ca/en/.


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