Free summer activities at City Hall get into full rhythm in July


This summer, the City of Ottawa will be hosting free programs and special events at City Hall for every taste and interest.


Here are the events that are scheduled for the week of July 6:


Tuesday, July 7


Salsa Babies™ and Picnic  

10 a.m. to noon

Jean Pigott Place


Salsa Babies™ is a great opportunity to workout and socialize, while introducing your child to music and movement. Bring snacks or a lunch and enjoy a picnic after the class. Families with children of any age are welcome.


Hatha Yoga – Rama Lotus Yoga Centre

Noon to 1 p.m.

Marion Dewar Plaza (In case of rain, event will be held at Jean Pigott Place).


The instructors from Rama Lotus Yoga Centre will lead the class, which is open to all levels. Some yoga mats will be available, however, bring your own if possible.


Circus Jam

7 to 9 p.m.

Marion Dewar Plaza


Presented by the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group and Ottawa Circus School, Circus Jam is open to all who are interested in the flow arts (bring your poi, hooping, juggling, slack line, partner-acro and fire dancing, to name a few). Children are welcome but they must be supervised.


Wednesday, July 8


Tai Chi – Taoist® Tai Chi

Noon to 1 p.m.

Marion Dewar Plaza (In case of rain, event will be held at Jean Pigott Place)


The regular practice of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts promotes health and relieves stress. Join us for free beginner classes.


Salsa @ City Hall

6 to 11 pm

Marion Dewar Plaza (In case of rain, event may be held at Jean Pigott Place.)

This event is sponsored by Azucar! Latin Dance Company and Salsa Force, and is suited for people of all ages. Start the evening off with an hour-long dance lesson before dancing the night away under the stars. All skill levels welcome.


Thursday, July 9


Lunchtime Volleyball

Noon to 1 p.m.

Lisgar Field


Everyone is encouraged to come to City Hall this summer to play recreational pick-up grass volleyball. For more information, contact



Lansdowne Park


Lansdowne Park is also presenting free summer activities, including:


  • Momentum Fridays starts on July 3, from noon to 1 p.m., and features various workouts, such as dance and yoga.
  • Community Day on July 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that features kite making and flying.
  • Full Moon Yoga offers evenings of relaxation on June 30, July 31 and August 29.
  • The Summer Arts Series presents free arts performances, Sundays starting July 5 from 5:30 to 7p.m.



For the full line-up of City Hall and Lansdowne Park summer activites and all of the attractions, festivals and events happening across the city and in your community, visit the Summer in the City listings on It’s your guide to family fun and staycation.

OttawaStart Staff


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