Aug 1-Sept 1. Cirque Du Soleil Alegria. Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. $67+. Zibi Site. cirquedusoleil.com
Aug 2-5. Capital Ribfest. Celebrating their 5th Anniversary with four days of slow cooked Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Brisket, and Pulled Pork by “6” award-winning Rib Teams from Canada and the US as well as live music and entertainment. City Hall. capitalribfest.ca
Aug 17. Petrie Island Summer Smash. Sand, sun and a whole lots of family fun with beach volleyball tournament, live music, drinks & BBQ. petriesummersmash.com
Aug 18-25. Capital Pride Festival. Celebrate pride with a parade, pageant, clothing swap, family picnic and flag raising. ottawacapitalpride.ca
Aug 20-Sept 8. Come From Away. Takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. $65+. nac-cna.ca
For a full list of events, download the .pdf below.