Brantwood BBQ and Picnic

Thursdays from May 18 – August 17
5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Brantwood Park, 39 Onslow Crescent
Come and enjoy the best of the season in the park with friends and neighbours. Bring a picnic from home or purchase supper from the BBQ; hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie dogs and drinks will be available to purchase. Food and drink sales support community programs and events.
For cancellations due to weather please check by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event.

Main Event - Outdoor Movie Night

Friday, June 16
9:00 p.m. or dusk, Springhurst Park, Lees Avenue
Movie TBD
No alcohol permitted; bring your own chair or blanket.
Presented by Sandy Hill Community Health Centre.
For cancellations due to weather please check by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event.

The Main Event - Garage Sale

Saturday, June 17
8:00 a.m. - noon, throughout Old Ottawa East
Time to sort out that basement? Start to plan your sale now! Sale is advertised in the Ottawa Citizen, on Kijiji and through social media. Signs are put up along Main Street and Lees, participants are recommended to put up signs from these streets to their own sale. Sale runs throughout Old Ottawa East, from Rideau Gardens Drive to Greenfield Avenue (including Kings Landing) and from Echo Drive to the Rideau River. Residents are welcome to participate on their own premises and businesses are invited to set up sidewalk sales.

Calvary Baptist Church is offering the use of a table on its property at 107 Main St. (corner of Main and Evelyn). To reserve a table at Calvary, please call Bob McRoberts at 613-733-5912 at any time and leave a message with your name, phone number, and the size of table you require (6- or 12-foot). You will receive a call to confirm your booking. Tables are offered on a first-booking basis.

Sale goes ahead rain or shine!

The Main Event - Community Party

Saturday, June 17
10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street
The Main Event is moving back onto Main Street for a combined Main Event - Main Street ReOpening event. Main Street will be closed from Clegg to Hazel for Old Ottawa East's best ever block party - do not miss this one!! Wagon rides, Main Farmers Market, children’s games, bouncy castles, live music, BBQ, market sale, food trucks and more.
Event is rain or shine but may be scaled back in the event of rain

The Main Event - Market Sale

Saturday, June 17
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street
A market sale will run once again alongside the Main Event Community Party and alonside the Main Farmers Market that is returning to Main Street this season.
Price per table: $25, pre-registration required.
If you want to be part of this year’s event, please register online here , or in person at the Old Town Hall, 61 Main St. (Monday – Thursday 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Friday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., or during regular program hours).

Annual Pumpkin Sale

October, date TBA

Fall Festival

October, date TBA

Winter Party in the Park

Sunday, January 21
1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Brantwood Park, 39 Onslow Crescent.
Attendance is FREE, donations welcome
Horse-drawn sleigh ride, fun in the snow, skating-skills competition, hot dogs, soup and hot chocolate... A great party for the entire family! Bundle up, bring your skates and enjoy the fun!
Enter your best soup recipe by email to, first-come, first served! Soup to be brought to the field house, hot and in a slow cooker for 1:00 p.m. Judging at 1:30 p.m.

Valentine Skate

February 2018, date TBA.

Photo: Jim Lamont

Volunteers needed
All CAG events are volunteer run; if you can help please check out volunteer positions at and email