It’s expected to be a bit of a chilly weekend in Ottawa, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out there and enjoy some of the great events around the city over the next few days:
Vibrant! Artisans Spring Show Sale
If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift or just want to treat yourself to some beautiful artisan objects. Amazingly talented artists and artisans from the city of Ottawa, the Ottawa Valley and the Outaouais region show off their wares this weekend at Library & Archives Canada at the Vibrant! Spring Show Sale. If you get peckish, beverages and lunch are available. Come support the local arts as members of the Ottawa Valley Crafts and Collectibles Guild (OVCC) show off their works of pottery, glass, jewellery, drawings, paintings, woodwork, foods, fashion, accessories, photography, furniture…the list goes on! The event features free parking and free admission.
Ottawa Grassroots Festival
If you want to celebrate folk music but aren’t interested in outdoor festivals, the Ottawa Grassroots Festival is for you! The festival wraps up this weekend at the Royal Canadian Legion on Kent Street. This family-friendly event is a celebration of folk music, spoken word, and dance. Visit during the day for free workshops about all the folk arts, while evening show tickets are about $25 each (kids 15 and under are free!)
Ottawa Children’s Choir Audition
Does your child have a passion for music and singing? If so, you should head down to the Ottawa Children’s Choir Audition on Saturday morning at Dominion-Chalmers United Church. Your child will develop an appreciation for music, hone their vocal talents, and connect with the community. Your child will learn a wide variety of repertoire, with a special emphasis on Canadian composers. The Choir is a non-profit organization that performs annually at major community events around the city, like the National Remembrance Day Ceremony and Mayor’s Christmas Party.
Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens
The Senators have forced a fifth game in the opening round series against the Montreal Canadiens, but their backs are still up against the wall. Come support your team for the Watch Party at Canadian Tire Centre tonight. The event offers free parking and free admission and you join thousands of Sens fans rooting on your hometown team on the big screen. If Ottawa does manage to win tonight, get ready for a home game six on Sunday night! The city will be absolutely wild, and we can’t wait. Tickets are sold out, but head on down to Sens Mile and support local businesses as you cheer on the Senators!
Enjoy the weekend everybody!
Title image courtesy of ottawachildrenschoir.ca