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Ottawa Event Calendar

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PoutineFest

April 24 - 27, 2014
Sparks Street

 

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Canadian Tulip Festival

May 9 - 19, 2014

 

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Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

May 24 - 25, 2014

 
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2014-2015Ottawa Visitor Guide

View our Ottawa Visitor Guide online to plan your stay in Canada’s Capital region.

2014-2015 Ottawa Visitor Guide
 

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Festivals and Events

Festivals and Events

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.

Winterlude

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

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 Ottawa Wine and Food Festival 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.

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.

 
National Capital Craft Beer Week

National Capital Craft Beer Week

Discover the great craft beer and artisanal food offerings available in the National Capital Region.

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

Sparks Street Promenade

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.

 
WinterBrewed

WinterBrewed

Come celebrate winter and craft brewing in the National Capital at the second annual WinterBrewed festival!

Winterlude

Winterlude

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

 

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