Friday, August 10
National Capital Craft Beer Week showcases the best craft-brewed beer in the Ottawa region — and there’s plenty of it. Tons of events are happening throughout the week (including the festival on August 17 and 18), but don’t miss the kickoff party at D’Arcy McGee’s on August 10.
Experience the food, arts and culture of South Asia at the fourth annual South Asian Festival in Confederation Park. Enjoy entertainment including Bollywood dancers, henna artists, and laughter yoga, plus traditional artifacts, silks, and more. Bonus: it’s free!
Sip some fine wine and help a charity at the Watson’s Mill Wine Tasting event. Taste a wide variety of wines from over a dozen Ontario wineries, enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Manotick’s Sucré Salé, and dance to live music from the Swing Bridge Band. 19+ event.
Saturday, August 11
The three-day Ottawa African Festival in Queen Juliana Park gives Ottawa the opportunity to share in the beauty of Caribbean and African cultures. There will be live performances, traditional food, fashion shows, art displays, and even storytelling for the kids. Saturday night will feature the international techno-soukous star, Awilo Longomba. Friday to Sunday.