Tracey Tong, Metro News Ottawa
Learn to play the ukelele at a free workshop.
Folkfest – The 17th annual Ottawa Folk Festival runs at Britannia Park from Friday through Sunday.
Artists – Headliners include Arrested Development, Calexico, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and the Jim Cuddy Band.
Go green – This is a green festival. Bring your own water bottle and refill at the hydration station, and cycle and leave your bike at the lockup or hop on the festival’s shuttle.
Online – Register for the free lessons at ofcmusic.ca.
Ottawa residents are lucky to be able to choose among lots of music festival offerings.
Earlier this year, there was the jazz festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, Music and Beyond, and Chamberfest.
If all that listening has inspired you to get in on some of the music-making action, you’re in luck.
The Ottawa Folklore Centre is running a series of free music lessons at Ottawa Folkfest, which runs Friday through Sunday.
Read more: Fest offers music for beginners