For Canada's 150th Ottawa did NOT play any games. There is so much going on in the city, new and interesting things are opening up every week! July is the absolute best month of summer, it's super hot and it's packed with so many fun events.
From new museums to musical festival, a number of things to do are truly endless. Here are 15 fun things happening this July:
WE Day Canada // Parliament Hill
July 2nd 2017
WE Day is coming to Ottawa this year! The event will take place at Parliament Hill from 4 - 9PM. Special guests include Hedley, Jus Reign, Nelly Furtado, Tom Jackson and so many more! If you're not too tired after Canada Day definitely check out WE Day Canada.
Music and Beyond // Multiple Locations
July 4th - 17th
Music and Beyond is a classical music and multi-disciplinary arts festival. If you're a lover of music, including visual art, drama, poetry, dance, architecture, circus, magic, science, comedy, law, food and wine and even yoga, then you should look into Music and Beyond!
H.O.P.E. Volleyball Summerfest // Mooney’s Bay Park
July 15th 2017
At this summer event you can have fun for a good cause. HOPE is a non-profit organization that raises money for charities in the Ottawa community. The day is filled with volleyball and live rock entertainment!
Bank Of Canada Museum Opening // 30 Bank St
July 1st 2017
On July 1st the Bank of Canada Museum is opening. After going through major reconstruction this museum will be ready for visiting this summer.
RBC Bluesfest // LeBreton Flats
July 6th - 16th
A July classic, Bluesfest is back once again. Although the line-up still doesn't match up to Kanye, Bluesfest is still a July must. Some artists coming include 50 Cent, Flume, Fetty Wap, Jake Owen, Migos, Muse, Pink, and many many more.
Canadian Track And Field Championships // 2960 Riverside Drive
July 6th - 9th
If you love sports and the Olympics definitely check out the Canadian Track And Field Championships. At this event, you will see Olympic Athletes compete for gold. If you've always wanted to go to the Olympics but you're broke AF head here cause tickets are as low as $15 each.
La Machine // Downtown Ottawa
July 27th - 30th
Yep, that huge spider and a dragon will wander the streets Downtown Ottawa. If you're afraid of spiders like I am, I bet that photo gave you shivers. Face your fears and watch the machines. They will be set free on July 27th to the 30th.
Ottawa Welcomes the World: Egypt // 1525 Princess Patricia Way
July 15th - 19th
This free event will give you a glimpse of the cultures of Egypt. Here you can enjoy the music, dance, foods, and clothes of Egypt. Ottawa Welcomes The World will also welcome Venezuela, Rwanda, Mongolia, Tanzania, Uruguay, Thailand, and Lithuania in the month of July.
Canada Scene // 1 Elgin Street
Ends July 23rd
Head to the newly designed National Arts Centre and watch an amazing show. Artists in music, dance, theater, comedy, literature, and circus from all across Canada are all performing throughout July. If you love the arts definitely put this on your bucket list.
Fortissimo: Beating Retreat Ceremony // Parliament Hill
July 20th - 22nd
A military and musical show that happens annually at Parliament Hill. The spectacle includes soldiers of the Ceremonial Guard, military bands, drums, and pipes. This event is free to watch and is definitely worth checking out.
Canadian History Hall: The Canadian History Museum // 100 Laurier Street
The Canadian Museum of History unveils a new exhibition that showcases Canada's history. The exhibit will open on July 1st and is worth a visit for sure.
Ottawa Chamberfest // 355 Cooper Street
July 22nd - August 4th
If you're a lover of the fine arts head to Ottawa Chamberfest. Music will be played live at stunning Ottawa churches. This one is definitely for the bougie art lovers out there.
Mosai Canada 150 Horiculture Sculptures // 285 Laurier St
June 30th - October 15th
How insane does that loooook?! This horiculture sculpture festival should be on your July bucket list. I am extremely excited to see these stunning sculptures! Did I mention it's free?
Sound Of Light Show: Northern Lights // Parliament Hill
July 11th - September 16th
Another July classic. If you want to do something completely free head to the Sound Of Light Show on Parliament Hill. It's perfect for a cute date night or even just to watch with your squad.
Love Thou Thy Land: The Making Of Canada's History // 1 Canal Lane
July 2nd - 8th
The museum demonstrates the diversity of Canada through different cultural music and community groups. Outdoor programs and activities will be free from July 2nd to the 8th. Admission inside the museum is only $1.50 (perfect if you're broke AF).