OttawaStart's weekly event roundup: August 7-13

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. _ _ Got an event? Add it here! _ ** Until August 7: Capital Karting Grand Prix ** Check out some great photos of this event on our sister site… ** August 6-20: Casino du Lac-Leamy’s Sound Of Light ** ** Related: ** PHOTOS: Fireworks over the city Since August 2014, fireworks lovers from here and afar now have the opportunity to gather in the backyard of the Canadian Museum of History, as the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light’s pyromusical shows are launched over the Ottawa River. Firework fans are now able to enjoy the natural scenery of the Museum, as well as  take advantage of the Museum’s permanent infrastructure and benefit from its downtown location.

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Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light[/caption] ** August 11-21 ** ** : Ottawa GreekFest ** The Hellenic Community of Ottawa invites you to the annual Ottawa Greekfest!  Come enjoy traditional Greek cuisine, dancing, and hospitality!  And best of all, admission is FREE! ** August 11-13: Ottawa South Asian Fest ** The 2016 Edition of SouthAsianFest will feature an ART EXHIBITION on Thursday August 11th ( ** Starts at 6:00 p.m.) ** , followed by the SPLASH! Dinner & Dance Boat Cruise on Friday August 12

th ** (SOLD OUT) **

and the Grand Event, a FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY Outdoor Event on Saturday August 13


at Ottawa City Hall in the heart of Canada’s Capital..! ** ( Schedule here ) ** ** August 11-14: Navan Fair ** Since 1945 The Navan Fair has been the favorite weekend of the summer for thousands of local residents that come to enjoy the hospitality of the people of Navan and the incredible entertainment and exhibits. ** August 12: Goose Island Beer Co. tap takeover at Darcy McGee’s ** Goose Island is excited to be bringing more beer varieties than ever before. The brewers and educators from Goose Island are hosting a Tap Takeover at Darcy McGee’s on Friday August 12


at 7:00 p.m. Ottawa beer fans will have a chance to sample a variety of distinct and rare Goose Island beers that will be available on all taps for the night, including: Illinois Imperial IPA, Madame Rose and Four Star Pils. ** *NEW: August 12 (More beer!): Watson’s Mill craft beer tasting **

The Mill Tavern is proudly catering this years Craft Beer Tasting at the Watson's Mill on August 12 from 7-10pm. Sample beers from more than 10 breweries located in the Ottawa area and vote for your favourite. Vote for your favourite beer, the winners will be put on tap at the Mill Tavern. Evening includes live Swing music, samples from up to 12 breweries, 3 sets of catering samples from Watson's Mill's very own cocktail servers. Additional drink tickets will be available!

Tickets are $40 and proceeds go towards supporting Watson's Mill. Tickets are available at Watson's Mill, the Office Pro in Manotick or simply come visit us and sign up.

** August 13: West end food truck rally ** Twelve food trucks will bring international flavours to Bells Corners in support of the FAMSAC Food Cupboard, west Nepean’s emergency food assistance program.  FAMSAC typically serves more than 80 families each month, but saw a 30% increase in demand for food in June alone.  On Saturday, August 13, join your friends and neighbours in supporting this essential community program!  Admission to the rally is free, but we invite visitors to bring a toonie (or more) to add to FAMSAC’s refrigerator/freezer fund.  An expanded Kids’ Zone, featuring free games, activities, and face painting, make this a perfect event for people of all ages! Find out more on Facebook and Twitter . ** *NEW: August 13: 613Flea at Lansdowne Park ** Fun. Fabulous. Free! Artisans, designers, artists and makers come together with antiques dealers, independent boutiques, food merchants and vintage clothing vendors to create an amazing marketplace. It’s all happening at the new Lansdowne Park (1015 Bank St., Ottawa K1S 3W7) from 10am-4pm on Saturday August 13, 2016.