Top 5: How to Finish Off Your Summer in Ottawa!


Hey Top 5-ers!! Hope you are enjoying the lovely summer weather and keeping safe and healthy.


For our July blog, we’re going to share 5 amazing events going on in Ottawa from July-August so you can enjoy the outdoors while supporting local businesses.


The past year and a half have been… interesting to say the least – so we have to make the most of the summer and take advantage of Ottawa’s incredible events being offered. 


Here are our Top 5 event recommendations to explore this summer!


Beyond Van Gogh:

Runs from August 5th – September 16th

“In an imaginative and immersive presentation crafted for our unique times by world-renowned audiovisual designers, Beyond Van Gogh uses cutting-edge projection technology to create an engaging journey into the world of Van Gogh. Using his dreams, his thoughts, and his words to drive the experience as a narrative, we move along projection swathed walls wrapped in light, colour, and shapes that swirl, dance and refocus into flowers, cafes and landscapes.” (Beyond Van Gogh, 2021)

Purchase tickets online HERE


The Chef’s Table Series:

Runs from August 13th – September 18th

Want to eat food from world-class chefs? Or just enjoy a great evening with food, music and of course, the beautiful summer evening by the Rideau Canal? The Chef’s Table is a farm-to-table feast with menus curated by Canadian chefs and musical entertainment. This six-weekend delight is a rare one, so don’t miss out!

Reserve online HERE


Greek Fest at Home:

Runs from August 13th – August 22nd

Greek Fest is an Ottawa summer classic but since Greek Fest won’t be the same this year, they’re bringing it to you! Enjoy delicious food (for pick up) and awesome entertainment  – including Zorba Shows. 

Take Out Time:

August 13th: 4:00pm – 8:00pm

August 14th: 4:00pm – 8:00pm

August 15th: 12:00pm – 8:00pm

August 20th – August 22nd: 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Find out more HERE


Kin Vineyards

Open Thursday to Sunday at 12 PM, 1:30 PM, and 4:30 PM

I think it’s about wine o’clock. Only 25 minutes away from Ottawa, in Carp, enjoy a relaxing summer evening (or afternoon, we don’t judge) tasting exceptional wines with some of your loved ones*. This hour-long experience includes a private vineyard tour and tasting experience +  4 vines to taste test & a cheese and charcuterie plate. 

*Max 9 people per group.

Book your private tour HERE


The Drive-In Experience Ottawa


Looking to cope with your movie theatre blues? The Drive-In Experience Ottawa offers tons of classics at a weekly showing. Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Jumanji are just some of the movies you can catch in two locations (West & East) in Ottawa!

Find showing times HERE



We hope you check out these awesome Ottawa events and finish this summer strong. Keep cool, keep safe & keep healthy.