Festivals in the News

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National Capital Beer Festival kicks off for its third year

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Toasting beer as the “universal language,” Israel’s ambassador to Canada helped kick off the third annual National Capital Beer Festival at City Hall on Thursday. While the festival won’t officially open its ... read more »

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Weekend highlights at the 2014 Capital Pride festival

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Nature Nocturne Aug. 15, 8 p.m. Museum of Nature: $25 for 19+ includes food and tax. The opening event, this lavish evening transports guests to the roaring 20s in one of Ottawa’s most historic buildings, with access ... read more »

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Thousands attend Navan Fair

[Link: Orléans Star] The 68th annual Navan Fair has once again come and gone this past week. From August 7 – 10, an estimated 25,000 people arrived for the festivities. There were a variety of activities, including a parade, horse, truck ... read more »

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Meet local brewers at the National Capital Craft Beer Festival

[Link: Metro] We live in a time when the craft beer explosion is still running high and nowhere near its peak. The current wave of craft brewing in the National Capital Region is not only surviving, it is thriving. With nearly two dozen ... read more »

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EVENT PREVIEW: Up close with Mini Maker Faire designers Ecotonos

[Link: Ottawa Magazine] At this year’s Mini Maker Faire, the festival of artistic craftiness that celebrates the do-it-yourself spirit, a special printer is likely to garner a lot of attention. The event, which takes place at the Museum of ... read more »

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Israel’s Alexander Brewery to pour at Ottawa beer festival

[Link: The Jerusalem Post] Cold beer on a hot summer day is a Canadian tradition. Alexander an Israeli boutique brewery is getting in on the action and will be pouring the cold stuff at at the National Capital Craft Beer Festival in Ottawa from ... read more »

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Festival of India delights with traditional food, arts

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Rehana Mufti and husband Mazhar sat down on the picnic table outside city hall — it tilted a bit when they settled in — with Indian music stringing through the air. In the 50 years the couple has been in Canada — ... read more »

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Navan Fair blessed with perfect weather, large crowds

[Link: Orléans Online] The Navan Fair enjoyed another day under perfect skies on Friday as thousands of people passed through the turnstiles to take advantage of the pay-one-price midway special and enjoy all the fair has to offer including the ... read more »

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Festival of Nations expands this year; Vanier event aims to draw more crowds

[Link: ottawacommunitynews.com] Vanier's summer festival returns this year with double the fun. The Festival of Nations will take place over two days this month, Aug. 23-24 adding entertainment, activities and youth participation to the festival ... read more »

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Sound of Light blasts over Ottawa River this year

[Link: ottawacommunitynews.com] Ottawa residents will have a unique way to watch and support a local hospital at this year's Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light show. This year, Casino du Lac-Leamy has changed the location of its annual fireworks ... read more »