Go #Ottawa: August Fun in the City

August Action at Municipal Museums!

Billings Estate National Historic Site
Pride and Prejudice Tea Party

Join us for a themed tea amidst details from the infamous novel, Pride and Prejudice by acclaimed author, Jane Austen. Enjoy a Regency era tea menu, English country dance demonstrations, and actors demonstrating popular characters from the novel.

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
The Adventures of Robin Hood at the Drive-In Theatre

Listen to the movie right through the radio in your car as you watch it on the big screen! The Adventures of Robin Hood, the classic tale of the Legend of Robin Hood, who stole from the rich and gave to the poor is coming to the big screen! Enjoy the atmosphere of a classic drive-in along with our vintage concession stand and learn about how stunts from the movie were done. Fire an arrow at our archery range, and capture a selfie with Robin Hood, Maid Marion, and a bard of Merry Men!

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site
Get to the Point

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Ottawa River as you enjoy a variety of different activities. Take a Voyageur canoe ride, enjoy sailing demonstrations, be inspired by our display of heritage boats, learn about the forgotten arts and trades, and be entertained by live music.

Activities at City Hall

Indigenous Walks
August 19 and September 16, from noon to 1 pm
Walks starting from the Laurier Street entrance on the Stage

Join us for a free guided walk and talk through the Nation’s Capital as we explore social, political, cultural and artistic spaces from an Indigenous perspective. indigenouswalks.com @IndigenousWalks #IndigenousWalks


Hatha Yoga – Rama Lotus Yoga Centre
Tuesdays, August 16, 23 and 30 from noon to 1 pm
Lisgar Field

*In case of Rain, event will be held at Jean Pigott Hall

The instructors from Rama Lotus Yoga Centre will lead a yoga class on Tuesdays this summer, which is open to all levels. Working to support you in finding peace within, while developing and maintaining a strong and flexible body and mind. Some yoga mats will be available, bring your own if possible. ottawayoga.com


Circus Jam
Tuesdays, July 5 to August 30 from 7:30 to 9 pm
Marion Dewar Plaza

Open and free to all who are interested in the flow arts (bring your poi, hooping, juggling, slack line, partner-acro, fire dancing, to name a few), the jams are an opportunity for people to practice with music and light up with fire. Anyone can come out and practice, share and meet others with similar interests. Kids are welcome but must be supervised.

Tai Chi – Taoist® Tai Chi
Wednesdays, July 6 to August 24 from noon to 1 pm
Marion Dewar Plaza

*In case of Rain, event will be held at Jean Pigott Hall

The regular practice of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts promotes health and relieves stress. Join us for free beginner classes on Wednesdays at the Marion Dewar Plaza. taoist.org

Salsa @ City Hall
Wednesdays to August 31 from 6 to 11 pm
Marion Dewar Plaza

*In case of Rain, event may be held at Jean Pigott Hall

Hosted by Azucar! Latin Dance Company and Salsa-Force, Salsa @ City Hall is a weekly Latin dance social held Wednesdays at Marion Dewar Plaza. This event is for people of all ages and includes an introductory class each week into one of the many forms of Latin dance. Come and join the summer salsa scene!

Iran at City Hall
August 18 from 6 to 11 pm on Marion Dewar Plaza
August 25 from 6 to 11 pm on Lisgar Field

Join us to discover the vibrant Iranian & Farsi Speaking community of Ottawa for an enchanted evening of Music, Dance and performances. This event is for people of all ages.

Pop Up Swing Dancing
Friday August 19 from 7 to 10 pm
Marion Dewar Plaza

Join Ottawa’s West Coast Swing dance community for an outdoor pop-up dance. Enjoy popular music, watch this contemporary social partner dance, and ask for a quick lesson if you wish to try it out. Check out their other offerings at smoothstyle.ca

Nordic Walking with Nina LePage
Mondays, August 22 and September 12 at noon to 1 pm
Marion Dewar Plaza Stage

Come and learn the basics, or improve upon your technique. Nina LePage, a master Urban Poling Instructor, will show you how to use Nordic Walking poles. If you want to get a good all round workout then come and give Nordic walking a try. You burn up to 40% more calories and you strengthen not only the upper body and core but your posture and balance will improve. If you love the outdoors, this is the sport for you!





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