Events in Ottawa this weekend

La Machine may be over but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still lots to do this long weekend in Ottawa!




If you love the taste of delicious, award winning ribs and pulled pork, then be sure to check out Capital Ribfest right on the front lawn of Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W). The event runs from August 3-7 with street performers and acrobats performing for free. Check out the food or check out the entertainment but it is certain to be a good time. For more information visit




August 3-7 is also Ottawa’s 26th Annual International Buskerfest on Sparks Street. Many award winning shows ranging from contortionists to escape artists and fire breathers. This event is great fun for the whole family and a great opportunity to soak in incredible entertainment. For the full performance schedule and more information, please visit