Lots to do this weekend in Ottawa including great ways to celebrate Mother’s Day so get out and enjoy the sunshine with these FREE or almost free events.

Ottawa Poutine Fest:

Ottawa Poutine Fest 2016 continues on this upcoming weekend for a second round of Canada’s most famous dish! This time the trucks and food stands will be parked at Festival Plaza beside City Hall. It is a great way to kick off festival season in Ottawa. Live performers, good food, unique takes on our symbolic poutine…what more could you ask for??

Hintonburg Happening:

The Hintonburg Happening is a nine day festival that celebrates and promotes local artists, designers, artisans and businesses in order to illustrate just how wonderful this neighbourhood of Wellington West is. Running from May 6 to 14 there will be events throughout the neighbourhood including many different locales. A huge closing party takes place with food, a beer garden, live music, activities for all ages and more.

Farmer’s Markets:

The majority of Ottawa’s Farmers Markets will open this weekend on Saturday. We couldn’t ask for better weather…we will be heading to the Carp Market to see old friends and stock up on fresh produce and our favourite goodies after a long winter!

Mother’s Day Events:

The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is celebrating Mother’s Day with an opportunity to meet famous Canadian women throughout history, mothers-daypainting activities, track and field to enjoy the amazing weather (fingers crossed) plus much more! OR head over to Pinhey’s Point Historic Site for outdoor adventure with cooking classes, orienteering, a movie screening and more. Nepean Museum is offering a retrospect on the area’s mothers and their contributions to the community…learn all about them and take home a craft as well. This one would be great for mothers of young children! Another option is the Billings Estate National Historic Site where you can enjoy a traditional three-tier tea service for $20 per person.