What’s Happening This Weekend in Ottawa and Area

Happy Victoria Day weekend!

Inspiration Village opens this Saturday, May 20, on York Street in the ByWard Market. Enjoy the sights and sounds of all of Canada’s provinces and territories, and snap a few selfies next to the big OTTAWA sign!


The Canadian Tulip Festival continues until Monday, May 22. There are more than one million tulips in bloom across the city. Besides the flowers, there are events such as the Canadian Tulip Festival Swing Dance on Friday, 7:30 p.m. at the Aberdeen Pavilion. Catch the Phoenix Big Ban as they Bash Cancer Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and cap off the festival this Sunday, May 21 with a fireworks show at TD Place Stadium, hosted by CTV’s Sarah Freemark.


The Ottawa Senators are in action Friday night for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ottawa leads the series 2-1. Puck drops at 8:00 p.m.


NOKIA Sunday Bike Days return this weekend. From May 21 to September 3, enjoy summer Sundays cycling along car-free roads, and experience the beauty of Canada’s Capital Region in a fun and environmentally friendly way.


Look for fireworks at TD Place on Sunday. The event begins with a concert at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 per person (Children under 12 are free.)

The event is part of the 65th Canadian Tulip Festifal.



There are three cultures to explore this weekend as Ottawa Welcomes the World: Cuba on Friday, Guyana on Sunday, and Serbia on Monday. These events, at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne, are free and feature cultural performances and food and drink.




If you have an event coming up, email details to community@cfra.com