It's hard to believe, but summer is halfway over! Don't worry; there's still plenty of time to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine. No matter your budget, there are plenty of incredible cheap things to do in Ottawa this summer.\nTo help you have the best summer ever, here are 23 cheap things you need to do in Ottawa before fall arrives:\nWatch A Magical Casino Lac-Leamy Sound Of Lights Fireworks Show\nWhen: August 10, 14, 17, 21, and 24\nPrice: General admission is $10 until July 31, then it's $12\nAddress: Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec\nWhy you need to go: You can watch the international fireworks competition that takes place over five nights!\nView this post on Instagram A stunning finale to an incredible competition 🤩 #CLLSoundofLight2018 #myottawa #igersottawa #apt613 #outaouaisfun #discoverON #quebecoriginal #exploreCanada #imagesofcanada #facesottawa #cangeotravel #sonya6000 #fireworks A post shared by Hannah Manning (@hannahkgm) on Aug 19, 2018 at 6:59pm PDT\nWebsite\nEat Some Drool-Worthy Ribs At Capital Ribfest\nWhen: August 2 to 5, 2019\nPrice: Free admission\nAddress: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario\nWhy you need to go: BBQ is the staple food of summer, so go enjoy some!\nCapital RibFest Ottawa\nWebsite\nGo For A Swim At Morrison’s Quarry\nWhen: All summer\nPrice: $10 a person\nAddress: Morrison's Quarry, Chelsea, Quebec\nWhy you need to go: This stunning swimming hole is the perfect spot to cool off this summer!\nView this post on Instagram Soakin up the last bit of summer sun🌞 A post shared by A N I K A 🌸 L E U N G (@anikaleung) on Sep 23, 2017 at 4:53pm PDT\nWebsite\nSoak Up The Sunshine At This Patio Next To A Waterfall\nWhen: Daily from 11:00 a.m. til late\nPrice: Various prices\nAddress: Tavern On The Falls, 1 John St, Ottawa\nWhy you need to go: This amazing patio is right next to a waterfall!\nView this post on Instagram Enjoy the view from @50sussex and learn about geography at the same time. The best of both worlds. Thanks for hosting us and thanks @igersottawa for arranging it. . #igersottawa #explore_canada #ottawaphoto #ottawatourism #hypeottawa #ottawa_2018 #narcityottawa #Photoftheday #myottawa #facesottawa #oh_canada_ #yowottawa #ottawaphotographer #ottawa_photographer #cbcottawa #outaouaisfun #thecanadiancollective #shotonsony @sonycanada #ottawaaf #viewsottawa #iamarebelmember @henryscamera #raw_canada @ncc_ccn #ottawa_collective #sonycollective #raw_canada #sharecangeo #ottawamagazine #hey_ihadtosnapthat #vistek #nightscape #sonya7ii A post shared by Celin Alexiuk (@celinalex_ru) on Aug 26, 2018 at 10:49am PDT\nWebsite\nExplore The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival\nWhen: August 29 to September 2\nPrice: Free admission on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.\nAddress: 988 Saint-louis Street, Gatineau, Quebec\nWhy you need to go: Go watch the morning hot air balloon lift-offs and join a free yoga class!\nView this post on Instagram Lancé en 1988, le Festival de montgolfières de Gatineau célèbre cette année sa 31e édition ! 🎈 Spectacles musicaux, activités familiales, tours de montgolfières, parc d'attractions, yoga matinal...il ne manque pas d'action, ça c'est clair. Tous les détails au montgolfieresgatineau.com. .. The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival was launched in 1988 and celebrates its 31st edition this year! 🎈 With concerts, family activities, hot air balloon tours, rides, morning yoga, and so much more, there's definitely no lack of fun to be had. All the details at montgolfieresgatineau.com/en. A post shared by Zibi Canada (@zibican) on Aug 31, 2018 at 8:26am PDT\nWebsite\nTry The Best Ice Cream Spots In Ottawa\nPrice: Various prices\nAddress: Multiple locations\nWhy you need to go: This ice cream bucket list will take you to the best ice cream spots in Ottawa.\nView this post on Instagram It's Wednesday and we are slinging bubble waffles all day! This week, we are making them extra crispy, vegan, and sourdough again with @almanacgrain. Today's special waffle is a Chinese classic: Sweet Red Bean! We even made one batch of a new vegan ice cream to emphasize the Cantonese heritage of bubble waffles especially with the threat to freedoms happening right now in Hong Kong. The melancholy purple scoop is Vegan Fragrant Harbour, named after the direct English translation of 香港 (Hong Kong). Keeping up with the news inspired us to make a lychee and ginger ice cream dyed with butterfly pea flower. Made with our cultured coconut yoghurt, it has a wash of floral and fruity flavour from lychee accented with subtle ginger. #Ottawa #smallbatch #icecreamfromscratch #veganicecream #dairyfreeicecream #LycheeIceCream #fragrantharbour #ilovehongkong #hongkongstylestreetfood #icecreamcone #wafflecone #bubblewafflecone #puffle #pufflecone #redbeandessert #redbeanwaffle #cantonesekitchen #hongkongwaffle #veganwaffles #veganbubblewaffle #sourdoughwaffles #MooShuIceCream #IceCreamEverything #FarmToCone #IcecreamDate #WaffleWednesday A post shared by Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen (@mooshuicecream) on Jun 26, 2019 at 11:21am PDT\nWebsite\nRent A Kayak Or Canoe At Dows Lake\nWhen: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.\nPrice: $16 to $30 an hour\nAddress: 1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa\nWhy you need to go: Kayak or canoe the day away with your friends this summer.\nView this post on Instagram every canoe was required to have a water bailer so they gave us an old @vitaminwater bottle A post shared by Julia Bui (@_juliabui) on Aug 8, 2017 at 9:28am PDT\nWebsite\nChanging Of The Guard\nWhen: Until August 24, starts at 9:45 a.m.\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington St, Ottawa\nWhy you need to go: The Changing Of The Guard ceremony is so impressive to watch!\nView this post on Instagram Never been to the changing of the guards till today. Pretty neat to see. Have you been? 💂♂️ A post shared by Jesse Elliott (@jesse.ell) on Jul 9, 2019 at 3:47pm PDT\nWebsite\nWatch Movies Under The Stars At Capital Pop-Up Cinema\nWhen: August 8, 10, 15, 16, 17, 23, and 24\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Various locations\nWhy you need to go: Have a movie night under the stars this summer!\nView this post on Instagram Oh ya know just Hanging out in @bywardmarket with @oawfest showing some award winning shorts w/ @newurbanismfilmfestival just another awesome night in #ottawa #shortfilm A post shared by Capital Pop-Up Cinema (@capitalpopupcinema) on Sep 13, 2018 at 5:19pm PDT\nWebsite\nSee The Incredible Northern Lights Sound and Light Show\nWhen: Every day in July at 10:00 p.m., every day in August at 9:30 p.m., September 1-8 at 9:00 p.m.\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington St, Ottawa\nWhy you need to go: Watch a stunning light show projected on Canada's parliament building!\nView this post on Instagram Another amazing weekend lineup in #Ottawa: if you haven't already go see @cirquedusoleil show Volta, Northern Lights at Parliament Hill, and @casinolacleamy Sound Of Light firework show! A post shared by Stephanie White ✈ (@stephaniewhitetravels) on Aug 4, 2017 at 7:01am PDT\nWebsite\nEnjoy Huge Cocktails At Flapjack's Canadian Diner\nWhen: Everyday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.\nPrice: A beach bucket cocktail is $12.99\nAddress: 354A Preston St, Ottawa\nWhy you need to go: Go for giant cocktails on the patio with your BFF!\nView this post on Instagram BEACH BUCKETS ARE BACK STARTING THIS FRIDAY!!!! 🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️ 6 Flavours to choose from: Sassy Sangria Classic Mimosa Kool-aid Jungle Punch Kool-aid Cherry-Lime Margarita Canadian Caesar Pineapple Rum n Pepsi Open everyday 8am to 11pm!! MUST BE 19+. MUST SHOW IDENTIFICATION. SERVED EVERYDAY STARTING AT 9AM. PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY. A post shared by Flapjack's Canadian Diner ® (@flapjackscanadiandiner) on May 29, 2019 at 3:47pm PDT\nWebsite\nVisit This Massive Field Of Sunflowers\nWhen: The flowers typically bloom from late July to August\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Central Experimental Farm at Merivale and Baseline Road, Ottawa\nWhy you need to go: Take some gorgeous sunflower photos for your Instagram.\nView this post on Instagram #BYOS - bring your own sunshine ☀️💛🌻🤗 . . . 📷 @kamaramorozukphoto #yowcitystyle #yowcity #yow #ottawa #613 #ottawafashion #ottawastyle #ottawablogger #myottawa #canadianblogger #sunflowers #sunshine #happygirl #vitamind #yellowlove #yellow #ottawa2017 #clubmonaco #katespade #prelovedottawa #momlife #ottawamom #ottawalife #positivevibes #positivethinking #goodvibestribe #narcityottawa #igersottawa A post shared by Katie Hession - Ottawa, Canada (@yowcitystyle) on Aug 21, 2017 at 1:28pm PDT\nWebsite\nVisit A Road Covered With 300 Pinwheels\nWhen: Seven days a week this summer\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Rue Aubry, Gatineau, Quebec\nWhy you need to go: You need to see this street covered with 700 pinwheels!\nView this post on Instagram On a fêté comme on a pu 🍹☀ #summer #canadaday #vieuxhull #ootd #sunnyday #canada #quebec #smile #fashion #streetart #drinks #funtime #friends #workday A post shared by アメり 🌸 (@ameliebalogh_) on Jul 1, 2019 at 3:21pm PDT\nWebsite\nVisit Ottawa's Hidden Waterfall\nWhen: All summer\nPrice: Free\nAddress: St Joseph Blvd, Ottawa\nWhy you need to go: Princess Lousie Falls is a hidden gem in Orleans that you need to discover.\nView this post on Instagram Just a girl and her dog 🐶❤️. A post shared by Trisha Adrie (@miss.trish.93) on Jul 19, 2019 at 10:33am PDT\nWebsite\nRelax While Doing Yoga On The Hill\nWhen: Every Wednesday until August 28\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington St, Ottawa\nWhy you need to go: Enjoy a free lunchtime yoga class!\nView this post on Instagram Parliament Hill Yoga 🧘♂️ . . . . . . #ottawa #myottawa #summer2019 #igersottawa #explorecanada #phyoga #parliamenthillyoga #yoga #ottawaphoto A post shared by Josh (@joshf1985) on Jun 12, 2019 at 12:11pm PDT\nWebsite\nFly Over Ottawa In A Vintage Bi-Plane\nWhen: Seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (weather permitting)\nPrice: Your first flight will cost $65 for each passenger, two people per flight*\nAddress: Canadian Museum of Space and Aviation, 11 Aviation Pkwy, Ottawa\nWhy you need to go: This is your chance to enjoy a private flight over Ottawa in a vintage open cockpit airplane!\nView this post on Instagram super chill about this totally normal plane ride A post shared by Paola Loriggio (@ploriggio) on Aug 30, 2018 at 7:54am PDT\nWebsite\nWatch The International Busker Festival\nWhen: August 2 to 5\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Sparks St between Kent and Elgin, Ottawa\nWhy you need to go: There will be four stages of buskers to dazzle you with their performances. You can also join the free circus workshops!\nView this post on Instagram Do you want danger? Oh yaaa #throw2catch #kouglistan A post shared by tuff guy (@hutdiggitydoug) on Jul 30, 2016 at 1:59pm PDT\nWebsite\nTake Part In Capital Pride\nWhen: August 18 to 25\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Various locations\nWhy you need to go: There are tons of fun events like a block party, a picnic, and of course, the pride parade!\nView this post on Instagram & more ☁️🌈☁️ . . . . #ottawa #pride #parade #lgbtq #loveislove A post shared by Heather (@polythenepamm) on Aug 26, 2018 at 4:44pm PDT\nWebsite\nGo For A Hike In Gatineau Park\nWhen: All summer\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 33 Chemin Scott, Chelsea, Quebec\nWhy you need to go: There are so many gorgeous hiking trails to lakes, beaches, waterfalls, and lookout points to explore.\nView this post on Instagram Blue skies and grey buns kind of Saturday morning #gatineaupark A post shared by alexmacl (@alexmacl) on Aug 26, 2017 at 12:17pm PDT\nWebsite\nCapital Fair\nWhen: August 16 to 25\nPrice: Admission is $5\nAddress: 4837 Albion Rd, Ottawa\nWhy you need to go: Feel like a kid again by going on all the rides!\nView this post on Instagram If you follow me along you know how much I love colours 🌈 so I always look for new Instagrammable spots full of colours and today I found one of my favourites while exploring @thecapitalfair 🌈 🌈 Swipe left for more colourful photos 😍 #instastyle #lookbook #outfitoftheday #lookoftheday #streetwear #urbanfashion #fashionkiller #fashiongram #explorecanada #igersottawa #downtownottawa #myottawa #ootd #613style #ottawablogger #fashionblogger #ottawafashion #canadianblogger #outfitoftheday #ottawa #fashioncanadians #narcitycanada #narcityottawa #streetfashion #capitalfair A post shared by Tahani.H🇨🇦 Ottawa Blogger (@mommy_and_mira) on Aug 23, 2018 at 8:02pm PDT\nWebsite\nSpend A Day Relaxing At A Beach\nWhen: All summer\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Various locations\nWhy you need to go: Summer wouldn't be complete without at least one day at the beach — or two or three.\nView this post on Instagram I sure hope this photo of me blowing bubbles doesn't skew your perception of me as the "manliest man" you know A post shared by Troy’s Ottawa Photos (@thelifeoftroy) on Sep 25, 2017 at 2:35pm PDT\nWebsite\nEat Delicious Food At A Food Truck Festival\nWhen: August 10\nPrice: Free admission\nAddress: 3861 Old Richmond Road\nWhy you need to go: Go and try some yummy food from all the different food trucks!\nView this post on Instagram News Alert! It’s hot! Misting Fan is on and Konery Cones are Back!!!! 📷 Orange Creamsicle with vanilla custard, lemon curd and rainbow sprinkles A post shared by The Merry Dairy 🍦 (@themerrydairy) on Jul 19, 2019 at 1:26pm PDT\nWebsite\nGo Berry Picking\nWhen: All summer\nPrice: Pay for what you pick\nAddress: 1865 O'Toole Rd, Ottawa\nWhy you need to go: You can go pick your own delicious raspberries and blueberries!\nView this post on Instagram Me and my berry bounty 🍓🤗🍓 A post shared by Emma Cooper (@emmacooper) on Jul 6, 2017 at 10:13am PDT\nWebsite\nNow get out there and have fun!\n*This article has been updated.