What to Do in Ottawa: Weekend Preview August 14-16

What to Do in Ottawa: Weekend Preview August 14-16

It’s expected to be a scorching hot weekend in Ottawa…but we wouldn’t expect anything less in the middle of August, would we? With temperatures expected to rise into the 30s, make sure you stay hydrated and wear plenty of sunscreen when you’re out enjoying these great activities around the city:

Greek Fest

One of Ottawa’s most celebrated cultural events kicked off yesterday and continues until August 23rd at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre on Prince of Wales. Ottawa Greek Fest features amazing Greek cuisine, coffee, desserts, cooking demonstrations, dance groups, music, art, church tours, kids activities, the Zorba show…these are just some of the entertaining things you can expect to see this weekend. Admission is free and this is definitely a family-friendly event.

TD South Asian Fest

Ottawa’s largest South Asian event is happening today and tomorrow at City Hall in downtown Ottawa. TD South Asian Fest is a celebration of South Asian culture and Canadian diversity. Enjoy great food, non-stop entertainment, a kids zone, henna art, and clothing and jewellery for sale from vendors. Admission is free, so come check it out!

West End Food Truck Rally

If you love comfort food, head to Bells Corners this weekend for the West End Food Truck Rally, in support FAMSAC Food Cupboard. Ten great local food trucks are on hand, cooking up delicious Asian fusion, seafood, Caribbean, grilled cheese, hot dogs, poutine, pizza, and desserts like churros and ice cream. Non-perishable food donations are accepted in lieu of admission. This is a cash-only event, so make sure to hit up an ATM, and families should also bring a picnic blanket as seating is limited.

Torchlight Shakespeare Festival

A Company of Fools’ annual Torchlight Shakespeare Festival is coming to a close this weekend. If you haven’t had a chance to catch their rollicking interpretation of William Shakespeare’s iconic play A Comedy of Errors, now is your last chance! Enjoy this classic tale of mistaken identity on Friday evening at Andrew Haydon Park in Nepean, and Saturday at Windsor Park in Old Ottawa South. There is no set admission price, but theatregoers are encouraged to donate $15 or more in support of the company and actors.

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!



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