It’s the tenth annual Ottawa Geek Market this weekend!
Haven’t been to the Ottawa Geek Market before? This family-friendly event has been inviting cosplayers, shoppers, and geeks from across Ottawa to check out the market for years. It’s once again being held at the Nepean Sportsplex and will be open on Friday, September 28 (5 pm – 9 pm) Saturday, September 29 (10 am – 6 pm) and Sunday, September 30 (10 am – 5 pm) for you to check out.
Tickets are available for purchase in advance, and we recommend you buy them ahead of time because you’ll save on cost and you’ll skip the ticket purchasing line at the event.
A few details:
- $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to The Royal Mental Health Centre
- Kids 12 and under are free for the event
- There is free parking on site
What’s happening at the Ottawa Geek Market
This year’s theme is Heroes vs Villains, and the Ottawa Geek Market Facebook page has been running a poll featuring head-to-head choices for heroes and villains to see who comes out on top (ask your kids who they think the best hero and the best villain are!) All weekend long, the market will feature Heroes vs Villains themed activities like a scavenger hunt, puzzles and more.
Are you a game lover? You’ll enjoy the variety of merchandise available to purchase, but also the interactive gaming activities for kids and adults alike. There will also be old school arcade games thanks to House of Targ, a board game competition and virtual reality games.
The event welcomes kids of all ages and has planned out a lot of fun activities for your kids. There’s a costume contest (so your little ones can get in on the cosplay action at an early age and have some pre-Halloween dress-up fun!) as well as a giant LEGO building area, LEGO displays, a scavenger hunt just for the kids, a colouring area and the opportunity to meet and greet some of their favourite geeky characters.
The geeky food court is new and exciting this year, with yummy bites available throughout the day so you can take time to eat before continuing your exploration of the market. Plan to grab pizza, cupcakes, or even enjoy a butterbeer (yes, from Harry Potter!)
Ready to shop?
Of course, a lot of your Ottawa Geek Market time can be spent exploring and shopping the many vendors and exhibitors. You’ll be able to find unique and special items whether you are in the market for jewelry, clothing, video games, collectibles or gifts for the geek in your life. There’s a good chance you’ll find an item from your favourite fandom like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel and DC Comics, Steampunk and more.
September 28-September 30
Children 12 and under free
Admission: Tickets available online at a discounted rate or at the door.