Cheers to the weekend! Fri-yay is just around the corner and with so many things to do in Ottawa this weekend, your schedules are likely to fill up quickly. So grab your BFF and get ready to live your best life in the capital.

As August reaches a midway point, we can’t help but look ahead to fun fall colours and spooky events.

Luckily, you don’t have to wait until October to enjoy a haunted night at Saunders Farm.

That’s right, you can get a sneak peek of their annual Fright Fest at an event called A Midsummer Night's Scream.

And that’s just the start of fun things to do around the city this weekend.

From rooftop patios with drinks the size of your head to whimsical forests filled ith lights, you’re going to be spoiled for choice.

As always, the city’s eat and drink scene is thriving, and you can even score ice cream tacos topped with french fries. Yum!

So no matter what kind of fun you’re hoping to have, Ottawa, as always, has you covered.

Enjoy A Midsummer Night's Scream

Price: $30

When: August 14-15

Address: 7893 Bleeks Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It's never too early for a Halloween event. So grab your best ghoulfriends and head over to the farm this weekend to get a sneak peek at some of the haunted attractions for this year's anual Fright Fest.


Have Some Boozy Bevs With Brew Donkey Tours

Price: $77

When: Friday, August 14

Address: 987 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If dad jokes and brews with your besties sounds like your ideal weekend, then this boozy tour is perfect. The brewery is taking all kinds of safety precautions which you can read about here.


Visit Ottawa's Filming Locations

Price: Free

Address: Various locations, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Actors like Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Keaton, Emma Roberts, Tiffany Haddish, Dakota Fanning, and more have all filmed movies in Ottawa. You can take a self-guided tour around the city to see all of the awesome filming locations.


Conquer Massive Ceasars At La Terrasse

Price: $75

Address: 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can take on Caesars the size of your head with the most extra toppings. Oh, and the view from the patio isn't bad either.


Journey Out Of The City For A Colourful Light Show

Price: $24.99

Address: 399 QC-323, Montebello, QC

Why You Need To Go: If you don't mind popping over to Quebec, you can explore whimsical illuminated trails at Parc Omega's Omega By Night event. 


Wander The Boardwalks At Mer Bleue Bog

Price: Free

Address: Ridge Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can break away from the city and soak in peaceful views from this serene spot.


Laugh or Scream At The Ottawa Drive-In

Price: $36.45 per vehicle 

When: August 14-16

Address: 401 Corkstown Rd., Nepean, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can never go wrong with a movie night. This weekend, the drive-in will be showing Talladega Nights, Bad Boys II, and The Blair Witch Project.


Cool Off With Ice Cream Tacos @ Moo Shu Ice Cream

Price: $8

When: Pick-ups by appointment

Address: 477 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can find all kinds of yummy ice cream tacos here, including a vegan milk chocolate option that comes topped with chocolate-covered fries for the ultimate salty and sweet combo. Just remember to pre-order online first.


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