Ottawa Reggae Festival
Thousands of music fans are expected to descend on Lebreton Flats for arguably the biggest reggae festival in eastern Canada.
The festival promotes cultural arts and diversity in Canada's National Capital Region showcasing international artists while maintaining 75 per cent Canadian content.
Headliners include Biggie Irie, Sean Paul Kymani Marley, Brringto Levy and Tarrus Riley.
All weekend, Lebreton Flats

Wreck MMA presents Bad Intentions- Fighters Helping Others Fight Hunger
The mixed martial arts event features stand-up fighter Markhaille 'Showtime' Wedderburn making his Wreck debut against Drummondville, striker Martin 'The Hammer' Grandmont. The co-main event of the night sees Stephane Bernadel from the Ottawa Academy of Marital Arts, take on Jon ‘Judo’ Williams.
Wreck MMA will be collecting non-perishable food items at the event in support of the Ottawa Food Bank.
Friday, 8 p.m. Hilton Lac Leamy

Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light
The grand finale of the international fireworks show features a five minute performance from each of the four teams entered in the competition.
That performance is worth one quarter of their final score, so the winner will be decided that night.
Saturday, 9:30 p.m. Lac-Leamy, Gatineau.

Ottawa Greek Festival
The festival opens at noon each day for lunch and closes with the fire and plate smashing antics of the Zorba Show.
All weekend, The Hellenic Cultural Centre at 1315 Prince of Wales Drive

Blue Rodeo
Blue Rodeo returns to Ottawa for its most intimate engagement ever. Concert tickets include admission to the $75,000 Angelstone Productions Grand Prix Show Jumping tournament earlier that day with the concert starting when the jumping stops.
Saturday, 9 p.m., Nepean Equestrian Park

Savouring Sunday
Discover the sweetest aspect of pioneer life — food! Every Sunday, visitors can learn food preparation skills from a time gone by, and how to apply them to modern cooking. On Sunday discover how the old boys did it with a lesson in heritage brewing and beer making.
Sunday, noon, Billings Estate National Historic Site at 2100 Cabot St.