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JULY DAY TRIPS! 20+ outside-the-city ideas for those hot summer days

These events listings appear in the Summer edition of Ottawa Magazine. For more local events and July and August roadtrips, buy the magazine on newsstands or order your online edition. 

St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival. Audiences get the chance to enjoy works by Shakespeare at an outdoor amphitheatre on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Playing this summer: Hamlet, Maid for a Musket, and a new comedy by Lucia Frangione, loosely based on Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.


Thousand Islands Playhouse. June 28 to July 27: Boeing Boeing takes the audience up and away, landing them in Paris with successful architect Bernard, who finds himself in a bit of a bind as he struggles to keep his three flight-attendant fiancées from finding out about one another.$32, seniors $30, students and children $16. 690 Charles St., Gananoque, 613-382-7020,

Thousand Islands Playhouse. July 5 to Aug. 3: Third Floor tells the story of a pair of new neighbours in a condo building who get to know each other by signing for each other’s packages and griping over negligent neighbours. But when their budding romance takes an unexpected turn, the play develops into a thriller.  $32, seniors $30, students and children $16. 690 Charles St., Gananoque, 613-382-7020,

Celtfest. July 5 to 7. Celtfest is a free weekend of Celtic entertainment, with performances in the outdoor amphitheatre at Almonte’s Gemmill Park. The mission of the festival is to celebrate and promote the Celtic heritage of the Ottawa Valley through music and dance by giving up-and-coming performers an opportunity to display their talents. There are also vendors of specialty goods with a Celtic flair. Headlining the event this year is Canadian Celtic rock band The Town Pants. Gemmill Park, 144 Brae St., Almonte,