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As a big part of Ottawa’s downtown core, we take pride in celebrating the city all year round. From cultural events to light shows to live music to festivals, there’s no shortage of spectacular events to be experienced. Explore for yourself and find even more reasons to visit Downtown Rideau.

August 25, 2022
Do you know what it takes to be crowned Capital Pride royalty? Come cheer on your local favourites and see them on the big stage! There'll be talent, looks, walks, struts... It's the drag event of the summer you don't want to miss. So come as you are, cheers with your chosen family, and let's celebrate pride at the NAC! 
August 25, 2022
A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all. This 30-minute high-intensity workout will incorporate powwow dance steps from different styles of powwow dance and the sounds of contemporary and traditional powwow music into a simple, follow-along workout. The class is open to all people and all ages.
August 17, 2022
GYROKINESIS® classes can be adapted to fit anyone's ability. People from all walks of life take GYROKINESIS®  classes, including accomplished athletes, fitness enthusiasts, senior citizens, and people recovering from an injury or dealing with a disability.
August 19, 2022
Recognized as an artist of caliber with a commitment to preserve her cultural heritage through a rich repertoire of classical Arabic music, Nidal Ibourk presents a selection of music by great female voices of the middle east.
August 5, 2022
The Classic Theatre Festival returns to live performances this summer with The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog, playing August 5 to 28, 2022, at the historic Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, in downtown Ottawa.
August 18, 2022
The Chef’s Table is a farm-to-table feast with menus curated by Canadian chefs and musical entertainment.

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