OttawaStart’s weekly event roundup: September 6-11

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OttawaStart Weekly Round-Up

Our crowdsourced list of the best events in Ottawa this week.


You can find even more events on our Ottawa Event Calendar. Check back here, as the list is updated throughout the week.

September 8-11: Kanata Ribfest

It’s back, and even more sticky than before!

  • 6 Ribbers from Canada and the US
  • Slow Cooked Ribs, BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork
  • Corn Shucking, Pulled Pork and Corn Eating Contest
  • Craft Beer Gardens
  • Foodie Vendors, Desserts and Much more for Everyone
  • FREE Parking
  • FREE Contests and Promotions

September 10-11: Fibrefest

Local guilds will demonstrate spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lace making, smocking and quilting. Vendors include spinners, weavers, and fibre artists from across the province, as well as quilt shops and alpaca farms.

September 6-11: Ottawa Turkish Festival 2016

The Festival will display Turkish art, folk dance, music and gourmet food, where visitors will get an opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savour Turkish hospitality, culture, heritage and cuisine.

September 9: Rock the Block 2016

On the first Friday following Labour Day, Manor Park comes out for food, music, a pie-baking contest, displays, and an outdoor movie!

September 9-11: Festival Ta-Da! in Wakefield QC

Weekend-long celebration that serves up an eclectic mix of performances, with artists from as far away as Halifax, and as close as Wakefield. For the second year, Ta Da! is part of the Arts Alive! Quebec network of six arts festivals, funded by Canadian Heritage. Festival Ta Da! will take place at the Centre Wakefield La Pêche in Wakefield, QC.

September 9-11: Baconpalooza

Bacon, beer and music. This needs to happen more often!

September 11: Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour: Lindenlea 

A fascinating stroll through a post-World War I planned community – a marvel of social engineering that was featured on the Governor General’s Christmas card. Pocket-sized Lindenlea promised returning veterans subsidized housing in a community designed by one of the mega-stars of European urban planning. Learn about the struggles over style, designing to suit liberated women, efforts at ecological soundness, and more than one scandal. Threats today face this historic gem.

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