1. Hot Air Balloon Festival | 1 to 5 September 2016 | Baie Park in Gatineau
Multiple activities are offered like a miniature amusement park, crafts market, classic cars exhibition, a multitude of French artists and much more!
2. City Folk Festival | 15 to 18 September 2016 | Lansdowne Park
Last year was there first edition in Ottawa and I did go and loved it! This year’s lineup is exciting, some of the bigger names are Vance Joy, James Bay, X Ambassadors and more!
3. Mac My Cheese Festival | 30 September to 2 October | Ottawa City Hall
Great idea for lunch or dinner since it is easy to get to City Hall, located on Laurier Street, by foot. There is a lot of options (vegetarian and vegan) and fun new ways to try mac n’ cheese whether it being turned into a pad Thai or filled with pulled pork. Plus, they always have contests and local music performers to entertain you while you enjoy your meal.
4. Winter Festival | 6 to 10 February | University Square
The University’s students will tell you about the mythical beaver tails and maple taffy of the Winter Festival. Join a tradition that will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year by enjoying the free winter activities. Dress warmly and prove once again that University of Ottawa’s students are not chilly!
5. Poutine Festival | 27 to 31 March | University Square
March is le Mois de la francophonie and what better way is there to celebrate than to come together to eat poutine? Between classes, take a walk to the University Square, where you will find a variety of trucks restaurants that will offer you an even bigger variety of poutines, not forgetting the classics of course! Stay tuned, several activities will be held on campus as part of the Mois de la francophonie!