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Things to do in Ottawa over the Victoria Day long weekend

** Related: What’s open and closed in Ottawa on Victoria Day weekend ** Looking for something to do in or around Ottawa this Victoria Day long weekend? _ OttawaStart.com ** ** _ has you covered!

Got a suggestion? Tweet them at us @OttawaStart or comment below. This list is constantly updated. ** All weekend – Canadian Tulip Festival! ** At four locations:

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**
 [
  Commissioners Park Tulips – A Garden Tulip Experience
 ](http://www.tulipfestival.ca/program/commissioners-park-tulips/)
**

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[
 **
  Lansdowne Park Tulip Gallery – A Friendship, Floral and Art Tulip Experience
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](http://www.tulipfestival.ca/lansdowne-tulip-gallery/)

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[
 **
  ByWard Tulip Park
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 **
  (ing)
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  – An Urban Tulip Experience
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](http://www.tulipfestival.ca/byward-tulip-parking/)
sponsored by
**
 Sterling Ford
**

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[
 **
  Tulips on the Garden Promenade – A City Tulip Tour Experience
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](http://www.tulipfestival.ca/garden-promenade-tulips/)

** Related: Great photos of the Tulip Festival ** [caption id="attachment_68430” align="aligncenter” width="720”]

At the Canadian Tulip Festival. (Devyn Barrie/OttawaStart.com)[/caption] ** Fireworks **

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Head over to Lansdowne Park for a
[
 display on Sunday night
](http://ottawastart.com/events/65th-anniversary-tulipmania-fireworks-victoria-day-celebration/)
.

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There will also be fireworks
[
 in Ashton
](http://ottawastart.com/events/ashton-victoria-day-fireworks/)
at dusk.

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 The Ottawa Champions are having a
 [
  little league night
 ](https://www.facebook.com/ottawachampions/photos/a.1498175550415265.1073741829.1497073780525442/1961626860736796/?type=3&theater)
 at their game on Saturday at RCGT park, complete with fireworks.
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_ If you know of any other fireworks scheduled, leave a comment below. _ ** For the family **

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Most
[
 national museums
](http://ottawastart.com/useful-links/museums/)
are open.

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Movie theatres are open.

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 The Kanata Theatre is presenting Treasure Island on Saturday night,
 [
  starting at 8 p.m.
 ](http://ottawastart.com/events/kanata-theatre-presents-treasure-island-by-ken-ludwig-direted-by-wendy-wagner-2017-05-19/)
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** Go for a ** ** bike ride! **

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The weather on Saturday (18 and sunny) make for good biking. But Sunday and Monday
[
 may be rainy
](http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/on-118_metric_e.html)
, per Environment Canada.

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The 47th season of Nokia Sunday Bikedays launches at 9 a.m. on Sunday. "To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Confederation Boulevard will be car-free for the first time ever for this first day of the season," a news release from the National Capital Commission said.

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The launch will feature events for the whole family at Major's Hill including buskers, a DJ, face painting, bike repairs, et al.

** Season open for Watson’s Mill in Manotick **

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Used Book Store open

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First milling demonstration of the year will take place
**
 Sunday
**
, May 21

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New exhibit “A Walk Through the Decades” at the Dickinson House.

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Free guided tours of Watson’s Mill and Dickinson House

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Children’s crafts, games, and activities all weekend.

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**
 Plus
**
[
 spring craft show
](http://ottawastart.com/events/spring-craft-show/)
featuring local artists.

More details… ** For hockey lovers – Saturday through Monday ** The sweat-soaked smell of the dressing room. The flick of the wrist-shot. The roar of the fans. For millions of Canadians, winter means hockey and hockey means everything. Be there when the puck drops on ** Hockey ** . Trace the sport’s evolution through historic highlight reels, interactive components and one-of-a-kind artifacts. Explore the places where Canadians live and breathe hockey: from dressing room to press-box, rink to corporate boardroom, players’ bench to the backyard game. Find out why hockey holds pride of place in the hearts of Canadians. _ An exhibition developed by the Canadian Museum of History and presented in partnership with Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex. _