|[ ![End of Summer](/legacy/02130.gif) ](http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjrimages/7949875004/)|
|End of summer in Carleton Place. Photo by [ Marcel Regimbald ](http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjrimages/) , from the [ OttawaStart Flickr Group ](http://www.flickr.com/groups/ottawastart/pool/with/7949875004/) .|
Hurry! Act now! Time is running out! Here are 30 things to do in Ottawa before the end of summer. Ready, set, go!
1. Build a [ rock sculpture ](http://ottawastart.com/photos-theres-a-rock-art-festival-at-remic-rapids-this-weekend/) on the Ottawa River. 2. Buy everything you need for dinner at [ a farmers' market ](http://ottawastart.com/food-markets.php) . 3. Watch [ Mosaika ](http://ottawastart.com/story/20552.php) on Parliament Hill. 4. Visit a [ museum ](http://ottawastart.com/museums.php) . (Learn about [ ants ](http://www.ottawastart.com/story/20613.php) or [ use The Force ](http://ottawastart.com/photos-from-the-star-wars-identities-exhibit-at-the-canada-aviation-and-space-museum/) .) 5. Have dinner at [ 8 Locks Flat ](http://8locksflat.com/) along the Canal. 6. Take a cool photo of our city and [ share it with the rest of us ](http://www.flickr.com/groups/ottawastart) . 7. Watch a movie in a park. (For example, in [ Centretown ](http://centretownmovies.wordpress.com/) or [ Stittsville ](http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/3910261-movies-at-village-square-park/) .) 8. Watch the [ fireworks at Lac Leamy ](http://ottawastart.com/fireworks.php) . 9. Ride your bike [ down a parkway on Sunday ](http://ottawastart.com/bike.php) . 10. Bike down [ that really steep hill behind Major's Hill Park ](http://www.quietfish.com/notebook/?p=12447) . 11. Hire [ a rickshaw ](http://ottawarickshaws.ca/) to drive you through downtown. 12. March along with the [ Changing of the Guard ](http://ottawastart.com/changingoftheguard.php) . 13. Have a picnic at [ Pinhey's Point ](https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinheyspoint.ca%2F&ei=c30JUuy8IYa6yQGCtIHoDg&usg=AFQjCNF8Hl40VmS_OO36DgUPv5_8GOwThg&sig2=5_E49ARgPpUddGTGBtdZPA&bvm=bv.50500085,d.aWc) or the [ Arboretum ](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_Arboretum) . 14. Eat some [ street food ](http://ottawastart.com/story/19937.php) . 15. Build a sand castle at [ a local beach ](http://ottawastart.com/swimming.php) . 16. Take your dog for a run at [ Lemieux Island ](http://ottawastart.com/search-results2.php?cx=partner-pub-8100917805948189%3A4985262184&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=lemieux+island&sa=search+entire+web) . 17. Drink [ a local beer ](http://ottawastart.com/search-results.php?cx=partner-pub-8100917805948189%3A4493787536&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=craft+beer&sa=search+our+site) on a local patio. 18. Do some [ dancing ](http://ottawastart.com/story/20612.php) on Sparks Street. 19. Check out the [ classic cars ](http://ottawastart.com/a-few-photos-of-classic-cars-from-kanata-cruise-night-last-week/) at Hazeldean Mall. 20. Go to a [ drive-in movie ](http://ottawastart.com/movies.php) . 21. Walk around and [ admire Ottawa's street art ](http://www.canadascapital.gc.ca/sites/default/files/pubs/12017_streetsmart.pdf) . 22. Visit an Ottawa [ winery ](http://agritourismguide.ca/2010/10/15/wineries-in-the-ottawa-region/) . 23. Invite your neighbours over for a barbecue. 24. Play [ mini-golf. ](http://ottawastart.com/golf.php) 25. [ Do yoga on Parliament Hill. ](http://ottawastart.com/awesome-ottawa-yoga-on-parliament-hill/) 26. Paddle around [ Dow's Lake ](https://twitter.com/DowsLakeOttawa) . 27. Take a little road trip to Manotick or Carleton Place or Almonte or Wakefield or Perth. 28. [ Go to the fair. ](http://ottawastart.com/fairs.php) 29. Teach yourself how to [ skateboard ](http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/parks-and-recreation/parks-and-sports-fields/skateboarding-parks) . 30. Go [ zip lining ](http://campfortune.com/summer/welcome-summer/) .
_ (adapted from a similar list last year ) _
** What else should we add to this list? ** Add your ideas in the comments below.
** See also: ** Ottawa Tourism Guide
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