Events and Things to Do in Ottawa
Spring in OttawaMarch - JuneCheck out spring in Ottawa
The weather is getting warmer and Ottawa is ready to showcase what the city has to offer in spring. There are many events highlighting the arrival of the new season!
Ottawa CyclingApril - SeptemberFor More Info
Ottawa has embraced bicycles with bike lanes on city streets, and paths around the Rideau Canal and across the city. With many clubs, paths, rentals and tours biking is a unique way to see the city!
Ottawa International Children’s FestivalMay 9-14, 2017More Info
For three decades, the OICF has presented a six-day extravaganza of the finest quality theatre, dance and music for young audiences.
Tulip FestivalMay 12-22, 2017For more info...
Ranked the world's largest tulip festival, the Canadian Tulip Festival offers you the opportunity to explore colourful tulips in bloom, Dutch culture, and International Pavilion, Ikebana workshops and...
Canada's Best Running EventMay 27-28, 2017For more info...
The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is Canada’s largest running weekend. In 2016, more than 50,000 people participated in six events over the weekend, including the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon.
Ottawa Fringe FestivalJune 8 - June 18 2017More Info
A Fringe Festival is a forum that unites artists and audiences in a fun, exploratory environment - where 100% of ticket sales go to the artists
Ottawa Ribfest on Sparks StreetJune 14-18, 2017More Info
Break out your bibs! Canada's biggest BBQ returns to Sparks Street June 14th to 18th! There'll be entertainment, music, celebrity judging and more! 11 patios are ready for you and your friends!
Ottawa Craft Beer FestivalJune 16-18, 2017More Info
At Landsdown Park, this festival showcases exceptionally crafted craft beers, cider, local eateries and some local wine.
Summer in OttawaJune - SeptemberCheck out summer in Ottawa
Ottawa is officially in celebration mode! From the regular summers events and the addition of the Ottawa2017 summer events, the next few months are sure to be a spectacle for residents and tourists alike!
Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts FestivalJune 20 - June 25 2017More Info
One of the few Aboriginal Arts Events that truly represents the cultural diversity of our urban Aboriginal community, with full participation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists
Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat FestivalJune 22 - 25More Info
Recognized as North America's largest dragon boating festival the four day celebration offers free admission to multiple stages with world class programming, marquee concerts, amusement attractions, sports...
TD Ottawa Jazz FestivalJune 22 - July 2, 2017More Info
From the avant-garde to big band and swing, come enjoy musical stylings to suit any jazz aficionado as the festival celebrates its 36th anniversary this year!
Canada DayJuly 1, 2017More Info
Don’t miss Canada’s 150th birthday in the capital, when the region resonates with pageantry and the sounds of celebration!
RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest - Lebreton FlatsJuly 6 - 16, 2017More Info
One of the largest international music events in the world, with over 220 musical acts on several outdoor stages, attracting more than 300,000 music fans each year.
HOPE Volleyball SummerFestJuly 15, 2017More Info
Each year, more than 25,000 players and spectators flock to Mooney’s Bay Beach in Ottawa for the greatest summer party in the region.
La MachineJuly 27-30, 2017for just a taste of what is in store.....
Builders and creators of live productions - La Machine is a street theatre company founded in 1999 and led by François Delarozière. It came about thanks to artists, technicians and theatre designers working tog
Ottawa International BuskerfestAugust 4 -7, 2017More Info
Visit the historic Sparks Street and watch Incredible Street Performers from around the world. Shows for the whole family including jugglers, escape artists, acrobats, fire eaters, and more!
Remembrance Day Ceremonies in OttawaNovember 11th, 2017For further info
On November 11th each year, Canadians gather at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, standing in collective Remembrance of all who have fallen in the military service of their country.
Christmas Lights Across CanadaDecember 7 - January 7More Info
Capital cities throughout the country are brought together by the annual celebration of Christmas Lights Across Canada.
WinterludeFebruary 2nd to February 19th, 2018More Info
Unique to Ottawa and at the Lord Elgin's doorstep, these three Winterlude weekends are filled with activities and many venues are open daily. Winterlude 2018 will run from February 2 -19th, ending on Family Day
Red Bull Crashed Ice in Ottawa 2017March 3-5, 2017For a glimpse of what is in store
For Canada's 150th birthday, this world famous event will take place near the Rideau Canal locks and Major's Hill Park in March 2017.