Events and Things to Do in Ottawa
Christmas Lights Across CanadaDecember 2 - January 7More Info
Capital cities throughout the country are brought together by the annual celebration of Christmas Lights Across Canada.
WinterludeJanuary 29 - February 15More 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 2016 will run from January 29 to February 15, 2016, and...
Tulip FestivalMay 13-23, 2016More 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...
TD Ottawa Jazz FestivalJune 23 - July 3, 2016More Info
From the avant-garde to big band and swing, come enjoy musical stylings to suit any jazz aficionado as the festival celebrates its 35th anniversary this year!
Canada DayJuly 1More Info
Don’t miss Canada’s 149th birthday in the capital, when the region resonates with pageantry and the sounds of celebration!
RBC Royal Bank BluesfestJuly 7 - 17, 2016More 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.
Ottawa International Children’s FestivalMay 4 – May 13More Info
For three decades, the OICF has presented a six-day extravaganza of the finest quality theatre, dance and music for young audiences.
Ottawa Ribfest on Sparks StreetJune 17 - June 21More Info
Break out your bibs! Canada's biggest BBQ returns to Sparks Street June 17th to 21st! There'll be entertainment, music, celebrity judging and more! 11 patios are ready for you and your friends!
Ottawa Fringe FestivalJune 18 - June 28More 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
Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts FestivalJune 19 - June 21More 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 25 - June 28More 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...
Canada DayJuly 1More Info
Take part in the nation’s biggest birthday party on July 1!
Witness the ceremonies, shows and fireworks and take in the musical talent!
Music and BeyondJuly 4 - July 17More Info
Widely considered one of Canada’s major classical music festivals and one of North America’s most innovative arts festival.
HOPE Volleyball SummerFestJuly 11More 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.
Ottawa International BuskerfestJuly 30 - August 3More 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!
Ottawa Craft Beer FestivalAugust 28 - August 30More Info
At Landsdown Park, this festival showcases exceptionally crafted craft beers, cider, local eateries and some local wine.