What’s Happening This May in Ottawa-Gatineau

Ottawa, events, spring, May, Gatineau, National Capital Region

May 1. A Taste for Life. 25% of your bill at participating restaurants to towards fighting HIV/AIDS. atasteforlife.org

May 2-5. Ottawa PoutineFest. Ottawa City Hall. ottawapoutinefest.ca

May 2-7. Ottawa International Writers Festival. Various locations. writersfestival.org

May 4. UFC Fight Night Ottawa. canadiantirecentre.com

May 4. Wakefield Covered Bridge Run. 21K and 10K trail runs, 10K, 5K and 3K road runs. aegleevents.com

May 4. Diefenbooker Classic. 10K and 5K run, 5K walk and 33K, 18K and 5K cycle tours.Carp Fairgrounds. diefenbookerclassic.ncf.ca

TUNE IN: May 4. Kentucky Derby (Louisville, KY). kentuckyderby.com

May 4. Ottawa Wood Carving Competition. Showcasing artistry from Ontario and Quebec. ottawawoodcarvingshow.com

May 5. Ziplining Opens at Camp Fortune. campfortune.com

May 5. Manotick Miler. 15 mile, 10 mile, 5 mile, 3 mile and 1 mile run or walk. manotickmiler.com

May 5. CN Cycle for CHEO. 70K, 35K and 15K cycle or 5K and 2K walk. Canadian War Museum. cncycle.ca

May 5. Feel It In Your Bones Run. 10K, 5K and 2K kids run. feelitinyourbones.ca

May 5-Oct 27. Ottawa Farmers’ Market. Aberdeen Square. Sundays. ottawafarmersmarket.ca

May 8-12. Ottawa Children’s Festival. Lebreton Flats. Children’s shows, activities and more. ottawachildrensfestival.ca

May 10. Summer Camping Season Starts. Gatineau Park. ncc-ccn.gc.ca

May 10-11. Ottawa Beer Fest. Over 40 breweries and a Craft Beer 5K run or walk. Aberdeen Pavilion. $15. ottawabeerfest.com

May 10-12. Ottawa ComicCon. EY Centre. $25+. ottawacomiccon.com

May 10-12. Art in the Attic (Almonte). Art show and sale. Almonte Old Town Hall. almonteartintheattic.wordpress.com

May 10-20. Canadian Tulip Festival. Fireworks, tulip art, floral displays, food trucks, walking and biking tours and interactive family programming. Fireworks May 19 at 7pm. tulipfestival.ca

May 11. Chocolate Affair Gala. In support of the Distress Centre of Ottawa. Shaw Centre. $140. dcottawa.on.ca

May 11. Goode Run. 5K and 2K walk or run to raise funds for the Osgoode Youth Association. raceroster.com

May 11. Alessia Cara. $51+. nac-cna.ca

May 11-Oct 26. Metcalfe Farmers’ Market. Saturdays. metcalfefm.com

May 12. Mother’s Day Walk. Raising funds for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Walter Baker Park. mothersdaywalk.ca

May 12. Sporting Life 10K. Run along the Rideau Canal to help send kids with cancer to camp. sportinglife10k.ca

May 15. Ottawa Humane Society Garden Party. Tasting dishes, cocktails, wine and craft beer. Horticulture Building. $100. ottawahumane.akaraisin.com

May 15-16. Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum. Presented by the Alberta Ballet. $35+. nac-cna.ca

May 16-19. Ottawa Dressage Festival. Horse show. Wesley Clover Parks. nationalcapitaldressage.ca

May 17. Gucci Mane. $89+. tdplace.ca

May 19-Sept 1. Sunday Bike Days. 50K of road closures in Ottawa-Gatineau for skaters, cyclists and pedestrians. ncc-ccn.gc.ca

May 21. Twenty One Pilots. $49+. canadiantirecentre.com

May 22. Slayer. $49+. canadiantirecentre.com

May 22-26. Seussical. Presented by Suzart Productions. $27+. meridiancentrepointe.com

May 23. Rufus Wainwright. $44+. nac-cna.ca

May 24-26. Kanata Ribfest. Craft beer, food, live entertainment and more. Wesley Clover Parks. yowfestivals.com

May 24. Iliza. $45. nac-cna.ca

May 25. Hawksley Workman. $34+. nac-cna.ca

May 25. Great Glebe Garage Sale. glebeca.ca

May 25-26. Ottawa Race Weekend. Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K and 2K run and kid’s marathon. runottawa.ca

TUNE IN: May 26. Indy 500 (Indianapolis, IN). indianapolismotorspeedway.com

May 30. TIFF Film Circuit: Loving Vincent. Film screening. $40. gallery.ca

May 31. A Conversation with President Barack Obama. $75+. canadiantirecentre.com

May 31-Jun 2. Dickinson Days Festival. Parade and fireworks. watsonsmill.com

May 31 -Jun 2. Blackburn Fun Fair. Rides, concerts, sports and a fun run. Blackburn Hamlet. blackburnfunfair.ca