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Ottawa Event Calendar

17SEPT

Ottawa International Animation Festival

September 17 - 21, 2014

 

25SEPT

RIBtoberfest

September 25 - 28, 2014
Sparks Street Village

 

15OCT

Rendez-vous des Saveurs de l'Outaouais

October 15 - 19, 2014
Casino du Lac-Leamy

 
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Ottawa 2017

Festivals and Events

Festivals and Events

Christmas Lights Across Canada

In December, hundreds of thousands of Christmas bulbs are alight, turning the Capital into a veritable winter wonderland.

Winterlude

It all kicks off with Winterlude, North America's greatest winter festival, the first three weekends of February.

Canadian Tulip Festival

Ottawa celebrates the return of warm weather as millions of tulips bloom in beds across the city. A photographer's dream.

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

Join thousands of runners from around the world during Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.

TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival

Starting at the end of June, some of the world's greatest jazz acts hit the capital for a mellow and grooving start to the summer.

Canada Day

Ottawa, Canada’s Capital, is the place to be July 1 for the country’s biggest annual birthday celebration.

RBC Royal Bank Ottawa Bluesfest

One of the continent's most important music festivals hits the Capital in July, and has attracted acts from Van Morrison to the Black Eyed Peas.

Ottawa Chamberfest

Some of the most intimate performances of the year in some of the City's most breathtaking churches and halls.
 

Ottawa has perfected the festival. The city takes an inclusive approach when it comes to hosting its extraordinary festivals and events, touching on nearly every interest across the entire calendar. If you love the outdoors, then Winterlude, which takes place over the three weekends of February, has become one of Canada’s greatest outdoor parties and is perfect for the whole family. Music enthusiasts have no shortage of options, which include RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest, TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival, and Ottawa Chamberfest. And a variety of highly fascinating events, such as Canadian Tulip Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Christmas Lights Across Canada, and Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light help round out the year.

Canada Army Run

Canada Army Run

Canada Army Run is the fastest growing run in Canada and unlike any other run in the country.

Canada Day

Canada Day

July 1st is Canada day, the country's biggest annual birthday bash on Parliament Hill and around downtown.

 
Tulip Festival

Canadian Tulip Festival

Ottawa celebrates the return of warm weather as millions of tulips bloom in beds across the city. A photographer's dream.

Carp Fair

Carp Fair

Carp Fair showcases everything from Agricultural Exhibits, to Live Musical Performances. There is something for everyone and all age groups.

 
Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light

Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light

An international fireworks competition with the greatest pyrotechnic experts ̶ five unforgettable evenings of magical moments, colourful lights and melodic sound.

Christmas Lights Across Canada

Christmas Lights Across Canada

In December, hundreds of thousands of Christmas bulbs are alight, turning the Capital into a veritable winter wonderland.

 
Festival franco-ontarien

Festival franco-ontarien

Bringing together thousands of French speakers as well as lovers of the French language to the heart of the National Capital Region.

Music and Beyond

Music and Beyond

Music and Beyond is a new classical music and multi-disciplinary arts festival.

 
Ottawa Chamberfest

Ottawa Chamberfest

Some of the most intimate performances of the year in some of the City's most breathtaking churches and halls.

Ottawa Fashion  Week

Ottawa Fashion Week

The Festival holds a five-day extravaganza of the finest quality theatre, dance and music for young audiences.

 
Ottawa Folk Festival

Ottawa Folk Festival

Celebrating the creativity of musicians, dancers, artisans and storytellers.

Ottawa International Children's Festival

Ottawa International Children's Festival

The Festival holds a five-day extravaganza of the finest quality theatre, dance and music for young audiences.

 
Ottawa Wine and Food Festival

Ottawa Wine and Food Festival

The Ottawa Wine and Food Festival features a full array of wine tastings and kitchen demonstrations.

Bluesfest

RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest

One of the continent's most important music festivals hits the Capital in July, and has attracted acts from Van Morrison to the Black Eyed Peas.

 
Sparks Street Village

Sparks Street Village

One block away are the Parliament Buildings, house for the Canadian government. Nearby, are some of the city's finest hotels, shopping, restaurants and historical sites.

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

Join thousands of runners from around the world during Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.

 
TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival

TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival

Starting at the end of June, some of the world's greatest jazz acts hit the capital for a mellow and grooving start to the summer.

Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is the largest festival of its kind in North America.

 
Twist Fibre Festival

Twist Fibre Festival

TWIST is a unique fibre festival in Québec, Canada, bringing together the most important players in the field.

Winterlude

Winterlude

It all kicks off with Winterlude, North America's greatest winter festival, the first three weekends of February.

 

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