When: Saturday & Sunday
Where: National Arts Centre
Broadway's smash-hit and 2004 Tony Award winner for best musical, best score and best book, AVENUE Q features a cast of people and puppets and tells the story of trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account.
Manulife Walk and Fun Run for Breast Cancer Action
When: Saturday, 9 a.m.
Where: Remic Rapids Park at the Ottawa River Parkway
The event, which features 2, 5, and 10 km runs along the Ottawa River, benefits Breast Cancer Action, a non-profit resource and support organization providing information, services, exercise programs and pre-op sessions to breast cancer patients and survivors.
Canada’s biggest BBQ
When: Friday, 1 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Friday, Loblaws at 1980 Baseline Rd., Saturday, Loblaws at 3201 Greenbank Rd. and Sunday, Real Canadian Superstore at 760 Eagleson Rd.
The President's Choice Canada's Biggest BBQ Tour is rolling into town to help Ottawa celebrate summer. The big rigs will serve up mini Angus beef burgers, fruit juices and 14 new flavours of ice cream, all for free.
Canadian Horse Weekend
When: Saturday &?Sunday
Where: The Canada Agriculture Museum
Several Canadian-breed horses will be showing off their abilities in demonstrations provided by the Upper Canada District Canadian Horse Breeders. In addition, the Museum will offer a weekend full of activities such as muffin making and tasting and rabbit care.
The Ottawa Fringe Festival
When: Through Sunday
Where: Various venues
There’s still time to catch the Ottawa Fringe Festival, which features over 300 performances of comedy, drama, dance, storytelling, poetry and more.
Charity car wash for Unite For Sight
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine
Where: 298 Preston St.
The proceeds from this car wash will help two uOttawa medical students go to Accra, Ghana from July 10-30 to help an eye clinic screen for eye disease, implement education programs, and co-ordinating sight-restoring surgery for children and adults.
Mix of Six: June 25 - 27