What to Do in Ottawa: Weekend Preview September 4-6

What to Do in Ottawa: Weekend Preview September 4-6

Ladies and gentlemen…the Labour Day Long Weekend is here! When you’re not relaxing and enjoying the final few days before school starts, head out to one of the great events happening around the city:

WooHoo! Classic Simpsons Trivia

If you’ve memorizing Simpsons lines for a quarter century and seen every episode 5 times over, now is your chance to shine! Grace O’Malley’s in the east end will be host to “WooHoo! Classic Simpsons Trivia” tonight from 7pm to 10 pm. There is no cover and fabulous prizes to be won, so come out and test your knowledge. Teams can be up to six people.

Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

The 28th Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival continues this weekend across the river. Come to La Baie Park in Gatineau for a little bit of everything – a graffiti contest, arts & crafts, a classic cars exhibition, hidden treasures, music, dance, and of course balloon rides. Come see some of the amazing and magical hot air balloon designs, like “Angry Bird” by Frank Wechter of the US,  T-Rex by Ernie Lee of Canada, and classic designs from all around North America.

Ottawa Champions versus Trois-Rivières Aigles

The Ottawa Champions wrap up their inaugural season with a three-game homestand against Trois-Rivières Aigles. This is actually a huge series, because whoever triumphs will earn the right to the fourth and final playoff spot in the Can-Am League. Les Aigles currently hold the spot, but a strong performance by the Champions means they could take over. The Ottawa Citizen breaks down the chance: “If the Champions trail by two [going into the first game], they will need to sweep. If the margin is one, two out of three will do it. And if the Champions arrive home leading by a game, well one out of three will be enough.” Get your tickets and cheer on the hometown team!

Ottawa Ska Fest

If you love ska music, then you need to be at House of TARG on Bank Street this weekend for Ottawa Ska Fest 2015. On Friday night, Montreal ska and rocksteady band The Beatdown headline, and supporting acts include The Sentries, Freshly Cut, and more. The action continues on September 5th, with The Cardboard Crowns, Suits ‘n Toques, and Montreal ska band Kman and the 45s bringing the noise. Tickets for these 19+ shows are $5 ($7 after 10 pm) and available at the door.

Have a wonderful and relaxing Labour Day, everyone!


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