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22 fall events to attend in Ottawa: September 2019 edition

Updated: Sep 9, 2019

Summer may be ending, but it doesn't mean you have to start hibernating....yet!


Here are 22 fall activities you can check out this September in Ottawa! We promise they all make for solid Instagram content too.

Sept 7: Porchfest

Head to Wellington, Hintonburg or Preston Street and catch artists of all kinds performing porch-side. Click here to check out the lineup.


Sept 7: Gatineau Riverfest

It seems like 2019 is the year of festivals in Ottawa, but we’re not complaining! Join a flotilla down the Gatineau River, followed by a festival complete with live music, craft beer, cash bar, information fair and market.


Get more info on their website here.


Sept 7-8: Chelsea Yoga Fest

Get connected with the beautiful nature of Chelsea, new friends, and most importantly, yourself. This two-day festival is all about different forms of yoga and meditation to kick off your September on a whole new level.


Click here to explore their website and learn more.


Until Sept 8: Sound and Light Show

If you’ve never seen it, don’t miss your chance to go. The light show is projected with the Parliament as its backdrop, and tells us a bit of history of this great country. Catch it starting at 9 pm this month and it’s totally free!


Grab more info here.


Sept 12-15: CityFolk Festival

It’s your last chance to spend the weekend outdoors surrounded by music and good vibes with Ottawa’s annual CityFolk Festival. Want to know more about the lineup or grab tickets?


Visit their official site here.


Sept 14: Full Moon Yoga

Yoga? Free? Full moon? Hell yeah! The last class in a three-part series, it’s open to all levels and hosted at Mooney's Bay!


RSVP on their Facebook event here.


Sept 14: Nature Sleepover for Adults

Sounds cool, right? This one has a heftier price tag at $165 per person but who doesn’t want to live out a night at the museum?! As a 19+ event, it offers a fossil flashlight tour, free roaming in the galleries, all-night movie marathon, nature sketching, whisky tasting and special treats, as well as morning yoga under the moon.


If you’re digging it, treat your bae here.


Sept 15: Terry Fox Run

Get moving for a cause and join the annual Terry Fox Run (or walk)! Get you and your family signed up here.


Sept 15: Instawoof Walk

Ottawa Tourism is hosting a walk around downtown Ottawa for you and your pup! From 10 to 11 am, explore the ByWard Market with some furry friends.


Find out more here.


Sept 17: Feast of Fields

Celebrate organic and sustainable foods, wine and beer at City Hall! Tickets are $75 and available for purchase here. All funds support recreational programs for individuals living with dementia.


Sept 19: Ottawa Paint Jam

Watch artists paint amazing creations live and raise money for CHEO. Hosted by the Donnelly Team at Blue Panda Realty, it's a great opportunity to network with other creatives & professionals while supporting a cause. Get your tickets here.


Sept 19-22: Richmond Fair

Get all the pumpkin spice vibes at the fall Richmond Fair. We won’t lie, it’s a perfect photo opp. Click here to check it out.


Sept 20-21: Beau’s Oktoberfest

You may not have heard of Vankleek Hill, Ontario, but chances are you’ve heard of Oktoberfest. With activities for the whole fam, Oktoberfest has a variety of events including educational seminars, and you guessed it: drinking beer. Don’t believe me?


Read up on it here.


Sept 20-21: 613flea & night market

Continuing on with some amazing local treats, explore Ottawa’s vintage and homemade goods. Click here to RSVP or learn more.


Sept 20-22: Canada Army Race Run Weekend

The Canada Army Run is a road race consisting of 5K, 10K, 21.1K, 15K and 26.1K events.

From the cannon used as a “starter’s pistol” to the “dog-tag” medals soldiers place around all participants necks at the finish line, this unique event is “military” from start to finish.


Learn more about the epic weekend here.


Sept 21: Peace Day 2019

This year's theme of "Climate Action for Peace" is bringing everyone together on Parliament Hill to support the United Nations International Day of Peace. The event is free but registration is required to help them prepare for the numbers!


Click here to register.


Sept 21: 613flea

Christmas is going to creep up on you!


Get ahead of the game with some local treasures at 613flea hosted at the Lansdowne Pavilion. And be sure to say to our friends at Vintage by Esma!


Sept 22: Capital Comic Book Convention

In love with comic books and graphic novels? This is your chance to shine!


Meet others with the same interest and dive into your favourite finds. Find out more here.


Sept 25-29: Ottawa International Animation Festival

Did you know Ottawa is hosting North America’s largest animation festival showcases the finest new productions from around the world? Well now you know! Click here if you’re intrigued.


Sept 26-29: Carp Fair

Celebrate agriculture in Ottawa’s countryside, with shows, exhibits, entertainment and good old-fashioned fun! At the very least, it’ll make for some great fall Instagram pics. Find out more here.


Sept 27-29: Etsy Made in Canada

The sixth annual Etsy Made in Canada show hosted by Cheerfully Made will be coming back to the Carleton University Fieldhouse this fall. For $5 entry, you can explore all the homemade goods your heart can desire! Get reminded on Facebook here.


Sept 28: The Ottawa Chocolate Show

The Ottawa Chocolate Show is a one day market event with seminars, workshops and curated tastings to explore the world of bean to bar chocolate. For 10 bucks, you can spend from 10 am to 6 pm learning about all things chocolate! Grab your tickets here.


Disclaimer: These recommendations are purely personal opinion. Any businesses mentioned have not endorsed this post.

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