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19 Free Things to Do in Ottawa

Free Things to do in Ottawa

Free Things to do in Ottawa: visit “Maman” (Photo: pixelocity)

As Canada’s capital, Ottawa attracts visitors of all stripes—families, business travellers, tour groups—with diverse tastes. But if there’s one thing that can unite people like nothing else, it’s the urge to get something for nothing. Our local experts put their heads together and came up with this brilliant list of 19 free things to do in Ottawa that will be sure to keep you busy on bupkis.

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Weekend Roundup: September 28 to 30

Fun free events going on at Olympic Plaza on Saturday. Photo: Adele Brunnhofer.

Friday, September 28 TELUS Spark celebrates its first birthday with Monster Mash-up. This family-friendly special event will include a scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating, face painting and a station for children trick out their Halloween costumes. This celebration is great for the whole family

Check out Alberta Culture Days 2012 Kick Off Tailgate Party from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. The evening will feature live music by Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, The Collective, Calgary Youth Chorus, Kugakai Lion Dance Team as well as b-boys Grim Reminder. The event takes place at the East Tailgate Parking Lot of McMahon Stadium. No football ticket needed to join in the festivities!

Don’t miss the closing weekend of Next to Normal at Max Bell Theatre, at the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts. The much-talked-about Broadway musical Next to Normal was the winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play follows a family as they deal with the struggles of a mother’s mental illness. Tickets start at $25. (more…)