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Free Things To Do In Ottawa This September

A wiener dog parade, full moon yoga, and more!
Free Things OT Sep 2019

Who else is excited for September? It marks the start of sweater weather, colourful leaves, and big cups of pumpkin spice lattes! Even if you're on a tight budget, there are plenty of amazing free things to do in Ottawa this September 2019.

You can start planning your next adventure in the city, because having fun doesn't need to cost money. Here are all the free events happening around Ottawa that you need to check out this month:

Sound & Lights Show

Price: Free

When: Through Sept. 8, 2019

Address: Parliament Hill, Wellington St, Ottawa

Why You Need To Go: Watch this dazzling sound and light show projected every night onto the Parliament Building.

Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

Price: Free admission

When: Through Sept. 2, 2019, 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Address: Parc de la Baie, 988 rue Saint-louis, Gatineau

Why You Need To Go: You can watch the morning hot air balloon lift-offs for free!

Taste Of Wellington West

Price: Free admission

When: Sept. 21, 2019

Address: Wellington West, Ottawa

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy free food samples and entertainment at this community event.

Ottawa Wiener Dog Parade

Price: Free

When: Sept. 29, 2019

Address: 21 Murray Street, Ottawa

Why You Need To Go: You don't want to miss seeing all the cute dogs in this parade!

Capital Pop-Up Cinema

Price: Free

When: Sept. 7 and Sept. 13, 2019

Address: Various locations

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy watching a free movie under the stars!

613 Flea Market

Ottawa Flea market

Price: Free admission

When: Sept. 21, 2019

Address: Aberdeen Pavilion, 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa

Why You Need To Go: Browse the crafts, decor, and baked goods sold by local vendors.

Full Moon Yoga At Lansdowne

Full Moon Yoga at Lansdowne

Price: Free

When: Sept. 14, 2019

Address: Lansdowne Park, 1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy a free nighttime yoga class under the full moon.

Rideau Hall Tour

Price: Free

When: Weekends in September (available on weekdays with a reservation)

Address: Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Dr., Ottawa

Why You Need To Go: You need to see this stunning red and white tent room!


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