Note: The information below is valid as of July 17, 2020 or later. Whether you're someone super outdoorsy or someone that prefers to chill on a patio all day, you will find something fun you can do in these next three months. The festival takes place on August 17, from 5 to 10 PM at Andrew Haydon Park. Please keep in mind that social distancing protocols are still in effect. The Källa Treatment (Saltwater Pool) was a highlight for us as we spent 40 minutes floating in serenity feeling the weight of zero gravity. This is going on all summer, but is finished at the end of August. Ottawa is also hosting a Water Lantern Festival for the first time this year. The Original Haunted Walk includes ghost stories from the Bytown Museum and Fairmont Château Laurier, and your host will be hooded and leading you by lantern. Check out a small town nearby for shopping and snacks, or make your way to a nearby city for the day. Treat yourself to a spa day this summer in Ottawa, with friends for a relaxing time or solo for some rest & recovery. Come out for a block party, like Glow Fair on Bank Street in June or Fuse Street Festival in Westboro in August. From the ferris wheel to cotton candy you will definitely feel like a kid again at this fun fair. Look no further! Book a yoga class on the water with Urban SUP or Paddlefit and add something different to your yoga practice! If you love drinks with a view, visit La Terrasse, the outdoor patio hidden behind the Château Laurier and overlooking the locks. Throughout ... », While theatre is meant to be physical and present, we, like many others, have adapted to Zooming! Have a busy day planned downtown? From the carousel to the ferris wheel, you will be in a fair wonderland. This one is not scary, promise! With summer in the air it's time to get outside and soak up as much sun as we can before fall rolls around. There are a few creepy ghost stories lingering about in Ottawa, and you can discover them for yourself this summer by going on one of the Haunted Walks. The sculptures will be at Parc Jacques-Cartier until October 15th so you have all summer to see them. Hot days are ahead which can only mean… GELATO & ICE CREAM. There are lots of nice patios in the Byward Market, including spots like Atari and the Aulde Dubliner, one of my favourites because the building is covered in flowers come summer! Enjoy a skyline view at Copper Spirits & Sights, the rooftop patio of the Andaz Hotel. There will be a lot of traditional Middle Eastern food freshly made on-site of the festival. Pharmacies in Ottawa provide free naloxone kits, a medication that blocks the effect of opioids and can save someone’s life.