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What’s Happening? July Events

June 29, 2023

Now that the warmer weather is officially here, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy all that #OttawasOriginalDowntown has to offer!

Canada Day Concert 2023

Start the month off right by celebrating Canada Day at the National Arts Centre with a free concert through the diverse artistry and creativity of Canada’s best and brightest musicians!

The National Arts Centre Orchestra will share the stage with an amazing lineup of homegrown artists with the help of great Canadian composers like Iman Habibi, Rita Ueda and Ana Sokolović. 

Don’t miss this great opportunity to come together as Canadians and share the love of music with Canada’s brightest and most young musicians on the stage of Southam Hall. 

After head out and experience all the festivities in Ottawa’s Original Downtown, like heading down to Parliament Hill, having a drink at one of the outdoor patios, or hanging out in Major Hill or Confederation Park. Make sure to stay and watch the outstanding firework display! 

🇨🇦 Canada Day Concert

📍 National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street 

📅 July, 1st, 2023 at 2:30 PM 

🎟️ Free 

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Ann Wilson of Heart and Tripsitter

Ann Wilson, as you may know, as the founder and lead singer of the band Heart, is coming here to Ottawa! 

Praised as one of the greatest singers in the history of the Rock genre, Ann’s powerful voice sends shivers down our spines. For over five decades, she has earned record-breaking sales of more than 35 million albums and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

See the powerful singer in person at the National Arts Centre on July 8th, as this is a show you do not want to miss! 

🎙️ Ann Wilson of Heart and Tripsitter

📍 National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street 

📅 July, 8th, 2023 at 8:00 PM 

🎟️ Tickets

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83 ’til Infinity

Welcome to the new exhibit 83 ‘til infinity by the Ottawa Art Gallery, where we see, hear, and move with stories and experiences of hip-hop in the Ottawa–Gatineau region that flow from decades-long conversations about the craft and values of hip-hop’s five pillars: breaking, emceeing, DJ-ing, graffiti, and knowledge.

Celebrate the creativity, innovation, knowledge, and traditions that make up hip-hop. The materials we were lent show how the values of hip-hop are built on culture, community, activism, and justice.

Attend the opening reception of the new exhibit on July 8th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM with evening festivities, including refreshments, speeches and dance performances. Stay for the party hosted by Cranium Arts Project featuring DJ’s and performances by Lia Kloud and Bangz.

🖼️ 83 ’til Infinity Exhibit 

📍 Ottawa Art Gallery, 10 Daly Avenue

📅 July 8th, 2023 to February 18th, 2023

🎟️ Tickets

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Nico Paulo 

Experience the mesmerizing melodies and soul-stirring lyrics of Nico Paulo, a Portuguese-Canadian songwriter and songwriter. This rising star has captivated audiences with her unique blend of musical talent and captivating performances.

Prepare to be immersed in a world of melodies as Nico Paulo intertwines the essence of relationships and the fluidity of time through her lush and sophisticated pop arrangements. This concert promises to evoke deep emotions and leave a lasting impact on your musical journey.

🖼️ Nico Paulo

📍 National Arts Centre

📅 July 27th, 2023 at 8:30 PM 

🎟️ Tickets

Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac 

Here is an incredible opportunity to spend with family on a night out on the town. Take them out for dinner Metropolitain Brasserie, or JOEY Rideau for a delectable dinner on the patio. After take them to the NAC to see a LIVE performance of Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac! 

Fleetwood Mac has been considered one of the greatest Rock n Roll bands of our time! We all know the album with some of their greatest hits like Dreams, Go Your Own Way, and Never Going Back Again. 

🖼️ Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac 

📍 National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street 

📅 July 29th, 2023 at 8:00 PM 

🎸 Tickets

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Looking for places to park near the event you are attending? Click the link here to find all the parking locations and rates. 

Check out our Events page for a complete list of events in Downtown Ottawa!