Street closures around the NAC during Ottawa Race Weekend

Celebrate Canada Day at the NAC

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Unisong

Unisong

NAC Orchestra

NAC Orchestra

Unisong

Unisong

Culture Shock

Culture Shock

Culture Shock

Culture Shock

Burundi Drummers

Burundi Drummers

Burundi Drummers

Burundi Drummers

Florence K

Florence K

The NAC opens its doors all day to offer FREE** concerts and activities for this annual celebration - rain or shine! The National Arts Centre is the place to be on Canada Day, offering a full slate of free family-friendly concerts and activities on Wednesday, July 1.

Canada Day Schedule

10:00am

Unisong* with Guest Conductor Mark Sirett (Southam Hall)

10:30am - 11:30am

The Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces (Outdoor Terrace)

11:00am (All day)

Architecture and National Identity Exhibition. The Centennial Projects 50 years on.
(NAC foyer)

11:00am - 12:30pm

Public Lecture about the Architecture and National Identity Exhibition followed by a guided tour
(Fourth Stage)

11:00am - 4:00pm

Kids Corner
Crafts, colouring, face painting and entertainment for kids.
(Le Salon)

11:00am - 3:00pm

Canada Day BBQ ** (Lawrence Freiman Lane)
and Canadian themed Lunch Buffet** (le café)

11:30am - 3:30pm

Culture Shock
performance times: 11:30am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 1:30pm; 2:00pm - 2:30pm; 3:00pm - 3:30pm
(Outdoor terrace, corner of Elgin and Queen)

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Mackenzie Rhythm Section
performances at noon and 1:15pm
(NAC Lobby Stage)

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Loyal Kigabiro: Burundi Sacred Drums
performance times:1:30pm - 2:00pm; 2:30pm - 3:00pm
(Lawrence Freiman Lane, in front of the NAC Box office)

2:30pm

NAC Orchestra with special host and performer Florence K, conductor Alain Trudel and Unisong*
(Southam Hall)

5:00pm - 10pm

À la carte dinner service**
(le café)

7:30pm

NAC Orchestra with special host and performer Florence K, conductor Alain Trudel and Unisong*
(Southam Hall)

*Seating is very limited and allocated on a first come first serve basis. We recommend that you arrive early to guarantee your seat.

** except food and beverages

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION AND STREET CLOSURES ON JULY 1st

Please note that, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 6:30 am to 1:00 am the next day, traffic circulation around NAC will be very restricted, due to Canada Day festivities.

Vehicular access to the NAC parking garage will be allowed via our Elgin entrance only. The only barricade at Elgin and Laurier (Northeast corner only) is instructed to let NAC patrons and employees pass by north on Elgin toward the NAC parking garage, if traffic permits. Parking will not be guaranteed on July 1st. The Albert Street entrance and exit will not be accessible.

If you park downtown, please remember to remove all valuables from your automobile.

Alternative Option: OC Transpo

Videos

  • Introducing Florence K

  • Florence K en entrevue

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