The world is gearing up to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and big things are happening in our Nation’s Capital. All of us at Andrews Robichaud want to extend a warm, Canadian, invitation to come to Ottawa and take part in the Canada 150 June events.
Canada is a diverse, but inclusive and welcoming, country. We truly believe there is something here for everyone. Whether you’re ready to party all night long, or peruse an artisan market, you aren’t going to want to miss this national celebration. In order to encourage you to really think about it, we’ve highlighted a sampling of June events, fit for anyone and everyone.
For the Culture Buff: Canada Scene
June 15 – July 23
Tickets and Information: https://nac-cna.ca/en/canadascene
Canadian culture is more than Tim Hortons Coffee and Hockey Games (shocking, we know). If you’re looking to experience the essence of Canadian-ness look no further than Canada Scene. This festival brings together thousands of Canadian artists to create a living portrait of contemporary Canadian culture. Canada Scene will showcase musicians, dancers, actors, media arts, films, and circuses to give you a holistic sense of what it means to be Canadian. Come and get your Canada on!
For the Dancing Queen (or King): Heineken Escapade Music Fest
June 24 – 25
Tickets and Information: http://www.escapademf.com/
Escapade Music Fest is here to show you that Ottawa knows how to throw a party just like the rest of them. This two-day festival will show case some of the biggest names in dance music, featuring artists like Oliver Heldens, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Zeds Dead, Richie Hawtin, and many more. So if you’re looking for the best of Electronic Dance Music, and amazing over the top production, prepare to be wowed all night long at Escapade.
For the La La Land Lover: Ottawa Jazz Festival
June 22 – July 2
Tickets and Information: http://ottawajazzfestival.com/
Who wasn’t searching for a cool jazz bar after watching Ryan Gosling shred the piano in La La Land? (Ryan by the way grew up not far from Ottawa, and believe it or not was represented by Mike Andrews of our firm when he signed on to become one of the new Mouseketeers). Well look no further, because Ottawa is bringing Jazz to the Nations Capital for the 30th year in a row. Ottawa Jazz festival showcases world class jazz musicians to a notoriously cool and open minded audience of music lovers. So if you’re a long time jazz fan, or have jumped on the La La Land band wagon, you cannot miss this staple summer event.
For the Craft Beer Connoisseur: The Brewery Market
June 10 – 11
Do you love a nice, cold, hand crafted, brew? Do you love the sense of community, and support of local business, that farmer’s markets offer but hate vegetables? Are you searching for a new pint of the summer? Then the Brewery Market is the place for you. This Market is a new outdoor market featuring local craft breweries where you can spend a day with your neighbours sipping the some of the finest beer Ottawa has to offer. And trust us…. that is some very fine beer, as Ottawa and Eastern Ontario is home to some of the best craft breweries in Canada.
For the Theater Geek: Ottawa Fringe Fest
June 7 – 18
Information and tickets: http://ottawafringe.com/
Ottawa Fringe Festival has been operating since 1997 under one goal: to support local artists. The Festival is 100% open access where all the ticket sales go back to the artist. This kind of incentive draws the most creative and talented people to put on amazing shows every single night. So if you’re a theater nut they definitely have a show for you. With performances from one person stand up, to full blown productions, this festival is ready to entertain you.
For the Shop-a-holic: The Byward Market
And finally, no list of Ottawa events would be complete without mention of the Byward Market. The market is home to over 600 unique shows and restaurants, offering many one of a kind products and services. And to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Inspiration Village, has been set up amongst the streets of the market to show case Canada’s history. The market is a must see for Canada’s 150th anniversary.
For a complete calendar of events, take a look at our website at: http://andrewsrobichaud.com/events/