Want to be Insta-Famous? Bring your Camera to these Summer Festivals!

We’re always looking for a place to share our experiences with the world, and Instagram is the perfect place to do that. Looking to fill up your feed with a festive feel? Take your cameras to all of these Instagram-worth events taking place around the city this summer!

Northern Lights

Parliament Hill, throughout summer

Do you want your Insta feed to positively shine? Then take the opportunity to watch the Northern Lights Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill which dazzles crowds every night for two whole months. Bring your cameras to the Capital’s landmark to snap some pictures or videos of the Peace Tower lit up in beautiful colours and graphics, which bring audiences through the history of Canada. Not only will your Instagram feed be filled with colour, but you’ll get to experience an educational and exciting show while you’re at it. Shows are FREE every night, so you have no excuse not to have this on your page!

2018 OAF Chinatown Night Market

Ottawa Chinatown, July 27 – 29

Save some room on your camera and in your stomachs because you’ll definitely want to fill up at Ottawa Asian Fest’s 2018 Chinatown Night Market! Stop by this celebration of cultural cuisine to try food from squid on a stick to mac and cheese bubble waffles, and to take pictures of them for your Insta! Being located right next to the Chinatown Arch provides even more beautiful photo ops. Now you can have a diverse and unique set of photos to wow your friends and followers without having to leave the comfort of Canada’s Capital City!

Ottawa Greek Festival

1315 Prince of Wales Drive, August 9 – 19

Catch the final Zorba Show tonight @ottawagreekfest at 9:00 p.m.!

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Time to get your Greek on, Ottawa! Come on down to the Ottawa Greek Festival to experience a whole host of Greek goodness from food to music to live shows. Feed your feed (and yourself) with plates of souvlaki and then indulge in delectable honey balls that would make any follower jealous. Not enough for you? Stick around for the Zorba dance shows which not only feature great dancers, but also fire to heat up your feed! You will definitely want to get this on your Instagram, so don’t miss it!


Rideau Pines Farm, August 17 – 18


Countryside pics? Great. Music festival pics? Amazing. But put both together and you have a recipe for success! Head on down to Rideau Pines Farm for Bon-Fire, formerly known as the Arboretum Festival, which celebrates music, art installations, and regional food and drink. Hosted on a family-run farm, Bon-Fire is fresh and spacious, perfect for photos. Additionally, the farm is dog friendly! Bring your furry friend to enjoy the festival with, or even to pose for a few photos.

Lumière Ottawa

Rockcliffe Village Green, August 25

Ottawa Lumière Festival

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Is your Instagram page a little dark? Light it up with majestic photos from Lumière Ottawa at the end of the summer! Take a stroll with your camera through Rockcliffe Village Green and take in all the gorgeous glowing lights and lanterns that have been decorated by fellow Ottawans. Not only will you be enchanted by the lanterns, but the live performances, labyrinth, fire weavers, and food trucks will make you never want to leave. Your profile will be positively aglow and your followers will be delighted after this magical night, so this is definitely not one to miss!

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