What to Do in Ottawa: Weekend Preview April 29-May 1

What to Do in Ottawa: Weekend Preview April 29-May 1

It’s hard to believe, but by the time Sunday rolls around we will be in May. It feels like a long time coming – on the other hand, don’t the frigid days of January feel like just yesterday? After the Weather Gods teased us with that beautiful Sunday a couple weeks back, things have been a little too chilly on the weather front. Fortunately, we should have some nice spring temperatures in the mid-teens this weekend, though rain is expected on Sunday. With that in mind, let’s talk about what’s in store this final weekend of April/first weekend of May in Ottawa:


That’s what I’m talking about! The spring edition of PoutineFest takes over Sparks Street this weekend. Dubbed as the “Great Canadian Fork Off,”  15 vendors from Ottawa/Gatineau will be serving up their best poutine creations. From the tradition fries-curds-gravy to more surprising combinations like cheeseburger poutine, teriyaki poutine, and lobster poutine…who knows what you’ll find? Admission to the event is free, you just pay for what you eat.

Randy Fenoli of Say Yes to the Dress

Randy Fenoli, star of TLC’s Say Yes to teh Dress is coming to Centrepoint Theatre on Saturday at 2 pm. “Not only will Randy dish on the best dress for every body type, the hottest trends for 2016, the absolute best stories from his time at Kleinfelds, but he’s giving away prizes – and every ticket is entered to win!” Tickets to see Randy speak are $60, while tickets for the private VIP event where you can rub elbows with Randy, sip some bubbly, and dish about all things bridal cost $100.

Ottawa Fury FC Home Opener

Last year, Ottawa Fury FC narrowly lost in the Soccer Bowl to the New York Cosmos, ceding the title of NASL Champions to the team from the South. Will they finish the job this season? The team is currently winless after four games on the road, but they have a chance to notch in the win column on Saturday afternoon at TD Place against Miami FC. It’s Miami’s first year in NASL, so you’ve never seen this team before. Tickets are still available and it’s a great atmosphere for the whole family.

Thomas & Friends Explore the Rails

The Thomas & Friends exhibit at the Canadian Children’s Museum is wrapping up after four months, so this weekend is your last chance for the kids to come play. Kids can climb aboard Thomas the Tank Engine, control the motions on the giant toy railway, dress up as conductors and so much more. It’s an interactive and fun way to learn about science, math, and engineering! Admission is included with access to the Children’s Museum ($9 for children 3-12, $36 for a family).

Have a great weekend no matter what you get up to!

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