After a long, hard work week, you deserve to kick back and relax on the weekend. Whether that means browsing a local market, attending a film festival, or diving into some insane mac n' cheese, Ottawa has you covered. With so many options for things to do in Ottawa this weekend October 4-6, you'll have a hard time deciding which events to attend. But whatever you choose, gather up your BFFs and get ready for some serious weekend fun!

Ottawa International Vegan Film Fest

Price: $20 

When: Friday, October 4-6

Address: 101 Centrepointe Dr.

Why You Need To Go: You can watch a variety of insightful, award-winning films about veganism. Before the screenings, of course, there will be tasty vegan food available to purchase and enjoy.


Carleton Butterfly Show 

Price: By donation

When: Saturday, October 5-6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Address: Carleton University Nesbitt Biology Building

Why You Need To Go: Over 1,300 exotic butterflies will be fluttering around the greenhouse. You can come in to admire their beauty and learn more about them. 


Great Stittsville Swap

Price: $5 admission

When: Sunday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: 6255 Hazeldean Rd.

Why You Need To Go: You can donate old books, pop culture items, craft supplies, and more. In exchange, you'll be able to pick up some new-to-you items for free. This is an environmentally friendly way to shop and find new treasures for your home. 


Craft Brühaüs Oktoberfest Party

Price: Prices vary

When: Saturday, October 5 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Address: 975 Bank St.

Why You Need To Go: This Oktoberfest-themed party will feature giant beers, German-inspired eats, music, and more. Tickets are not required but RSVPing is suggested to ensure you get in.


Super Cheese Fest

Price: Prices vary

When: Friday, October 4-6 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Address: 110 Laurier Ave. W.

Why You Need To Go: From grilled cheese to mac n' cheese, you can enjoy a variety of ooey-gooey goodness. There will also be some local cheese samples, live entertainment, and boozy bevs to savour. 


Zero Waste Solutions

Price: $25

When: Sunday, October 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Address: Manor Park CC, 100 Thornwood Rd.

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a delicious waste-free lunch and snacks while you learn about ways you can eliminate waste in your own life.


Ottawa Psychic Fair

Price: $5 admission

When: Friday, October 4-6, varied hours

Address: Best Western Hotel, 1876 Robertson Rd.

Why You Need To Go: Whether you take psychics seriously or are just looking for something new and quirky to do this weekend, the Psychic Fair is the place for you. You can meet a variety of psychics and enjoy tarot card readings.


Harvest Celebration Market

Price: Free admission & parking

When: Saturday, October 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Address: 3790 Carp Rd.

Why You Need To Go: You will get to see beautiful pumpkin displays, beer tasting, an international food court, maple taffy on snow, a scavenger hunt, and more at the Carp Farmers Market. During the Harvest Celebration, the market will be accepting non-perishable food donations as well.


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