Ottawa Festivals, Pop Ups, And Events That You Must Check Out This Fall
The best time of the year!
Mark your calendar as there are plenty of fantastic events happening this fall in Ottawa! Before the snow arrives, there is still plenty of festivals and activities that will be happening over the next few weeks that you'll want to visit.
This fall you can buy some merchandise from your favorite television show, browse large plant sculptures, and attend plenty of concerts. If that wasn't enough for you to get you excited, there are still tickets left to dine under the stars under at Recolte: Fall Harvest Dinner too!
For a truly magical night, you need to try dining under the stars this fall. The pop-up experience will take place at Terrace on the Canal between September 27 all through October 28. This is a unique event you will not want to miss as you will be able to enjoy a 4-course meal served by Canada's Top Chef 2014, Rene Rodriguez.
For the perfect fall night, you can explore Pumpkininferno where 7000 handcrafted pumpkins are lit up. Open from late September through the end of October you will be stunned as you see craved pumpkins transformed into massive sculptures such as dragons, and witches.
Cityfolk is the perfect way to wrap up the summer. From September 12 to 16 you can attend the folk music festival at Landsdowne Park. Headliners include David Byrne, Hozier, Nick Murphy, Kaleo, The Decemberist, and many more.
Check out all the geeky exhibitors at Ottawa Geek Market. This fall Ottawa Geek Market will take place from September 28 to 30 at the Nepean Sportsplex. There will be 100 exhibitors selling products related to your favorite video games, movies, television shows, and comics.
Indulge in some super delicious mac and cheese at the Mac My Cheese Festival this fall. Taking place from October 12 – October 14 at City Hall there will be a variety of vendors selling delicious macaroni and cheese. Make sure to go hungry!
You need to attend the 10th year of Beau's Oktoberfest this fall! Taking place from September 21 to 22 there will be plenty of delicious things to try from tons of different types of Beau's beer to drink, and Bavarian-inspired dishes from local restaurants including Belmont, House of Targ, Rustiek, Smoque Shack, Whalesbone, and Two Six (Ate). To keep you entertained there also be tons of activities a concert by Sloan!
Escape the city and enjoy some time in the countryside with some classic fun at the Carp Fair. Taking place from September 20 to 23 where you can ride a Ferris wheel and test your skills at the midway game.
Check out the most cutting-edge animated movies at the Ottawa International Animation Festival which takes place September 26-30. At the festival, you'll be able to watch screenings of films, listen to talks by industry experts and attend workshops.
If you've ever wanted to attend a Ted Talks, on October 23, it is your chance! At Algonquin College, there will be a Ted Talks at 7 pm called Changing the Narrative.
Living Statues on Sparks is back for the second year! Come to Sparks Street from September 21 to 23 to see "living statues" and to hear live music.
Support your local small businesses at Fall For Indie Craft Market. Taking place from October 13 to 14 Makerspace North you can shop handmade goods and artisan food and drink.
Be prepared to be scared if you visit Frightfest! Every year Saunders Farm offers a Halloween festival from late September until Halloween. The not to be missed event is loads of fun!
Watch the Carleton Ravens take on Ottawa University Gee-Gees at TD Place. The game takes place on September 29 from 1 to 4 pm.
Celebrate the beauty of fall by heading for a hike a Gatineau Park. Fall Rhapsody takes place from September 29 to October 21.
Stock up on some great gift and decor for your home at Etsy Made In Canada. From September 29 to 20 at Carleton University you will be able to shop the products of over 150 Etsy makers.
You still have time to see Mosaiculture Gatineau! Taking place until October 15, you can see the 45 massive plant sculptures at Jacques Cartier Park.