_ 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. _ ** _ Got an event? Add it here! _ ** ** Nightly @ 9pm: Northern Lights - sound and light show on Parliament Hill . ** Using five artistic techniques to tell stories in five books, Northern Lights explores themes of nation-building,partnership, valour, pride and vision – all against the backdrop of the Parliament Buildings. ** September 1-5: Gatineau hot air balloon festival ** The program will include more than 300 shows, flights and multicoloured and special shape hot air balloons lit up for night flights, a Strength Athletes Championship, an amusement park, an impressive fireworks display, a classic car exhibit, buskers, a craft market, a big top with 1001 hidden treasures, ** September 1-October 2: Ottawa Peace Festival 2016 **
* Theme: “Peace and Emerging Consciousness” * 20 free events, hosted by 22 organizations for 32 days at 13 locations around the capital.
** September 4 - A Taste Of Stittsville ** A small selection of local food and drink vendors will be on hand with samples of their products for sale, along with live music and a chance to meet with friends and neighbours from the community. The plan is to start small with the first edition this year, and then expand the event in future years.
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