Things to do August Long Weekend in Ottawa

Things to do August Long Weekend in Ottawa

Summer is in full swing for the Civic Holiday August long weekend. If you haven’t made a dent on the list of fun things you wanted to do this summer, this is great chance to make up for it. Ottawa is rocking with festivals and events for all ages and appetites. Here is a quick look at some of your options this August long weekend.

###1. International Busker Festival

Ottawa's annual Busker Festival descends on the Sparks Street Mall in downtown Ottawa for all 3 days over the Civic Holiday weekend. There are over 40 official performances daily, including acrobats, contortionists, hula hoppers, yo-yo’s, musicians, comedians escape acts, magicians, and jugglers from across Canada and around the world.

August 2 – 5, 2013

###2. Ottawa Lumière Festival

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Ottawa’s Lumière Festival is a spectacular showcase of light, magic and art. Taking place in Stanley Park from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. daily, you can see performances and film installations, try lantern-making workshops, face-painting, food vendors and a lantern labyrinth.

July 31 – August 17, 2013

###3. Torchlight Shakespeare Series: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Ottawa's longest-running professional Shakespeare company, Company of Fools brings Shakespeare The Merry Wives of Windsor to parks and green spaces across the Ottawa region this summer. Pack your blanket and snacks and check the forecast for rain before setting out.

July 3 – August 17, 2013

Parks and green spaces across the region. Check the website for the current location on any given day.