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Ottawa Festivals

Be in the know of what's happening around the city of Ottawa throughout the year! Stay cultured by attending the various cultural festivals and indulge in great entertainment with family and friends. There is always something happening for everyone to enjoy in our nation's capital.
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Be in the know of what's happening around the city of Ottawa throughout the year! Stay cultured by attending the various cultural festivals and indulge in great entertainment with family and friends. There is always something happening for everyone to enjoy in our nation's capital.

> Choose these Ottawa Festivals:

Ottawa Festivals Listings - Featured (View Map)
National Capital Race Weekend
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 234-2221

Ottawa Event Date:
May 23-24, 2015

Run Ottawa is the National Capital Region’s premiere running organization and the organizers of Canada’s largest multi-day running event—the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.

National Capital Race Weekend - Ottawa Festivals
RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest
LeBreton Flats Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

The Ottawa Bluesfest is ranked by Billboard Magazine as one of the top-10 most successful outdoor music festivals in the world. People travel from far and wide to attend the 'fest, and music fans in Ottawa look forward to opening night with mounting anticipation, year after year.

RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest - Ottawa Festivals
Canadian Tulip Festival
35 O'Connor Street, Suite #302, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5M4
(613) 567-5757

Officially known as the Canadian Tulip Festival (or in french, Le Festival Canadien de Tulipes Ottawa-Gatineau), this year's event takes place in Ottawa from May 9-19, 2014. Millions of tulips will blossom again, creating an exotic mosaic of colour and beauty in Ottawa and Gatineau.

Canadian Tulip Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival
Vincent Massey Park, Ottawa, Ontario,

Solstice Festival 2014Vincent Massey Park, Ottawa Ontario Festival & Pow Wow
Friday June 20 6pm to 10pm
Saturday June 21 10am to 10pm
Sunday June 22 10am to 6pm.

Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
Mooney's Bay Park, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 238-7711

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is an annual, culturally diverse festival held at Mooney's Bay Park every June. Over 5,000 paddlers compete to win on the water while immersing themselves in a wide variety of cultural performances, workshops, and raising $350,000 for local charity.

Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Ottawa Festivals Listings - Standard (View Map)
3i Summit
Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario, K1E 3W8
(613) 601-6997

The 3i Summit 2010 draws on the life work, dreams and inspiration of dozens of Ottawa's most dynamic innovators.

3i Summit - Ottawa Festivals
Almonte Fair
195 Water Street, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 256-1819

The annual fair of the North Lanark Agricultural Society is one of the oldest fairs in the Ottawa Valley.

Almonte Fair - Ottawa Festivals
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Avonmore Fair
16301 Fairview Drive, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 346-2252

Ottawa Event Date:
July 11, 12, 13, 2014

Roxborough Agricultural Society Presents: Avonmore Fair

Beachburg Fair
Beachground, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 582-3841

Founded in 1857, the Beachburg Fair is one of Canada's oldest fairs. Our theme for this year focuses on Sheep with a slogan of See EWE at the Fair! Make sure to mark the dates for this year's fair in your calendars.

Beachburg Fair - Ottawa Festivals
Blackburn Fun Fair
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario,
(---) --------

190 Glen Park Drive Blackburn Hamlet

Blackburn Fun Fair - Ottawa Festivals
Canada Dance Festival
National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 947-7000 ext. 576

The Canada Dance Festival will take you to places you’ve never been before. And you’ll like it. Held annually each June in partnership with Canada’s National Arts Centre in Ottawa, we showcase dance artists from across the country. We balance expanding artistic boundaries with popular dance programming and experiences – for dance artists and dance enthusiasts alike.

Canada Dance Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Chateau Cartier
1170, chemin Aylmer, Gatineau, Quebec, J9H 7L3
(613) 722-3584

The Canadian Ski Hall of Fame honours individuals who have made distinguished, sustained and substantial national contributions to the growth and development of snow skiing and/or snowboarding in Canada.

Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Ottawa Festivals
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Canadian Ski Marathon
81 Jean-Proulx, Gatineau, Quebec, J8Z 1W2
(819) 770-6556

Ottawa Event Date:
Feb 7 & 8, 2015

Fall in love with winter for the first time or all over again while participating in the 49th annual Canadian Ski Marathon. The world's longest ski tour has something for everyone.

Canadian Ski Marathon - Ottawa Festivals
Caribe-Expo (Ottawa Caribbean Festival)
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 729-1408

Allow yourself to enjoy the sweetness of music, mas, and masquerade. Make new friends, meet old ones...Enjoy the culture of the Caribbean, Caribe-Expo.

Caribe-Expo (Ottawa Caribbean Festival) - Ottawa Festivals
Carnival of Cultures
Marion Dewar Plaza
110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 742-6952

Ottawa Event Date:
July 4 to 6

Carnival of Cultures is a celebration of Ottawa’s vibrant and diverse community of international folk arts performers!

Carnival of Cultures - Ottawa Festivals
Chill Factor
Downtown Rideau, Ottawa, Ontario,

Downtown Rideau CHILL FACTOR — Ottawa’s Fashion, Arts & Theatre District presents a “cool” collection of high fashion, cuisine and culture that takes the edge off winter and puts it centre stage.

Chill Factor - Ottawa Festivals
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Christmas Lights Across Canada
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 239-5000

Ottawa Event Date:
December 6, 2012 to January 7, 2013

The Capital glitters and shines! Every night, Canada’s Capital will come alive, as more than 300,000 dazzling Christmas lights illuminate the heart of Ottawa-Gatineau. Be sure to join us for the illumination ceremony on Parliament Hill on December 1 to celebrate the start of the holiday season.

Christmas Lights Across Canada - Ottawa Festivals
Fall Rhapsody
227-33 chemin Scott, Chelsea, Quebec, J9B 1R5
(819) 827-2020

Every year, the National Capital Commission (NCC) invites you to experience the magical fall colours of Gatineau Park, located only 15 minutes from Parliament Hill.

Fall Rhapsody - Ottawa Festivals
Festival Franco Ontarien
Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 321-0102

The Festival franco-ontarien (FFO), held in June every year, is an unmissable event for francophones and francophiles in Ontario and especially the National Capital Region. Since 1975, it has attracted thousands of festival-goers.

Festival Franco Ontarien - Ottawa Festivals
Greek Summer Festival
Hellenic Community of Ottawa, 1315 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 225-8016

The Annual Ottawa Greek Festival is all about fun, food & festivities! We have something there for everyone. LIVE A DAY THE GREEK WAY !!! OPA!!

Greek Summer Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Green Wellness Expo
6600 Carriere St, Ottawa, Ontario,

Over 1,000 people flocked to the Shenkman Arts Centre on Saturday to get some tips on how to live a healthier, fitter and more well-rounded life during the Orléans Wellness Expo. Dr. Nathalie Beauchamnp and Deborah MacDonald are the two women behind the Wellness Expo.

Green Wellness Expo - Ottawa Festivals
HOPE Volleyball BeachFest
Mooney's Bay Beach, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 237-1433

Sat, July 12, 2014
HOPE’s flagship Volleyball SummerFest event combines recreational volleyball with live rock entertainment. 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.

HOPE Volleyball BeachFest - Ottawa Festivals
Italian Week of Ottawa/Settimana Italiana di Ottawa
Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 858-9086

The Corso Italia (Preston Street) is the place to be for great Italian music, food, pageantry, art and opera at the piazza (a traditional festival square). Be a part of this cultural celebration while enjoying great food and entertainment in an affable atmosphere.

Italian Week of Ottawa/Settimana Italiana di Ottawa - Ottawa Festivals
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Lansdowne Fair
Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 659-2124

Ottawa Event Date:
July 19 - 21, 2013

Many New and Exciting Changes at the 2011 Lansdowne Fair. Check the Prize Book for the following...

Lansdowne Fair - Ottawa Festivals
Latin American Festival
Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 808-9130

The Latin American Committee is a non-profit organization, organizes its anticipated annual PARADE in order to give a great opportunity to communities in Ottawa and Gatineau to learn, celebrate and taste the Latin American hospitality and heritage.

Latin American Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Alumni Auditorium 85 rue University Private, Ontario, Ontario,
(613) 742-6952

Lebanorama participants can enjoy continuous showcase of Lebanese folk and contemporary music, song and dance in an intimate artistic setting.

Lebanorama - Ottawa Festivals
Lombardy Fair
Lombardy, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 284-2640

The attractive white buildings and all those bright orange roofs have become a local landmark for area residents as well as travelers on Hwy 15. In the twenty – eight years at this location the fair has grown and expanded to act as a bench mark for other fairs in Ontario.

Lombardy Fair - Ottawa Festivals
Maberly Fair
Maberly, Maberly, Ontario,
(613) 268-2960

The 129th ANNUAL MABERLY FAIR was a HUGE SUCCESS! Next year's Fair, the 130th, is Saturday, August 25th at the Maberly Fair grounds. Be there!!!

Maberly Fair - Ottawa Festivals
Maple Sugar Festival
Richelieu Park, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 746-4339

The 2013 Maple Sugar Festival will take place between March 17 to 24, 2013.

Maxville Fair
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario,
(---) --------

Kenyon Agricultural Society/Maxville Fair wish to thank the major sponsors and supporters of the 123rd edition of the Maxville Fair!

Maxville Fair - Ottawa Festivals
Merrickville Fair
Merrickville, Merrickville, Ontario,
(613) 269-3405

Having officially earned the honour of “Canada’s Most Beautiful Village” in 1998, we are proud to have our Fair as a major yearly event in Merrickville. Our fair grounds are situated at the western end of the Merrickville Locks on the historic Rideau Canal.

Metcalfe Fair
2821 8th Line Road, Metcalfe, Ontario, K0A 2P0
(613) 821-0591

Rural tradition meets modern family entertainment at the annual Metcalfe Fair. 2012 marks the 156th anniversary of this fall tradition, held in the Village of Metcalfe, in southern rural Ottawa. Take a short drive out Bank Street and see everything the Metcalfe Fair has to offer, September 27th to 30th, 2012 – there’s something for everyone at the last Ottawa Valley Fair of the season! Make it Your Fair!!

Metcalfe Fair - Ottawa Festivals
Middleville Fair
4189 Wolf Grove Road, Lanark, Ontario,
(613) 259-3028

A great deal of fun was had by all at the 159th edition of the Middleville Fair enjoying the sun and celebrating Garlic. Now it's time to let your creativity go wild as the 2011 theme brings out the imaginative side of us all.

National Wildlife Week
350 Michael Cowpland Dr., Kanata, Ontario, K2G 2W1
(613) 599-9594

The National Capital Region Wildlife Festival, which is a local celebration of National Wildlife Week, has events taking place in April. National Wildlife Week takes place each year in the week surrounding April 10th, the birthday of Jack Miner, a pioneer of Canada's conservation movement.

National Wildlife Week - Ottawa Festivals
Navan Fair
1279 Colonial Rd, Navan, Ontario, K4B 1N4
(613) 835-2766

The Demolition Derby has always been a crowd favorite here at the Navan Fair. What’s not to like? The sound of engines at full throttle as they take aim at their next victim, the hissing of steam as radiators get punctured, the sight of a car crushed like a pop can still running even if it only on two wheels. It’s fabulous entertainment for the entire family!

Navan Fair - Ottawa Festivals
Oktoberfest Ottawa
Centurion Conference and Event Centre
170 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, Ontario,

A corporate table at Oktoberfest Ottawa includes the following: Authentic German food including schnitzel, German sausages, and strudel amongst other culinary delights

Oktoberfest Ottawa - Ottawa Festivals
One World Film Festival
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 238-4659

One World Film Festival is an annual event showcasing outstanding and inspirational films and videos about our world.

One World Film Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 560-5997

The OCFF is all about folk music - embracing the traditional, the contemporary and many styles in between. This website contains information for all folk music aficionados: artists, presenters of shows, and the general public who go to them, buy music and attend festivals all year round.

Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference - Ottawa Festivals
Osgoode Village Medieval Festival
Osgoode, Osgoode, Ontario,

Ottawa Event Date:
13-14 July 2013

Hear ye, hear ye! Since the unfortunate death of King Tracy at this July's Medieval Festival, there has been unrest in the land. King Davis the Undefeatable and Queen Andrea have taken over the throne and have proven to be more or less evil in their reign.

Osgoode Village Medieval Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Ottawa Art & Music Festival
1 Windsor Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario,

Nestled amongst the trees on the banks of the Ottawa River with play areas for children and adults alike it is the perfect setting. Find art, paintings, sculpture, and photographs for your home. Beautiful jewelry, pottery and trinkets for loved one

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Ottawa Eco-Stewardship Fair
1-184 Second Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 2H7
(613) 321-6193

The vision of the Ottawa Eco-Stewardship Fair is a City of Ottawa whose citizens and institutions are empowered to, and make, the informed environmental, economic and social decisions necessary for a vibrant, safe and healthy community.

Ottawa Eco-Stewardship Fair - Ottawa Festivals
Ottawa Fringe Festival
University of Ottawa Theatre Dept.
2 Daly Avenue, Suite 100, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 232-6616

Ottawa Event Date:
June 20-30, 2013

A Fringe Festival is a forum that unites artists and audiences in a fun, exploratory environment. The guiding principles of the Fringe include unrestricted artistic expression, accessibility and community development.

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Ottawa International Animation Festival
2 Daly Ave. Suite 120, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 232-8769

Every September, the Ottawa International Animation Festival presents the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation — and transforms Ottawa into the centre of the animation universe.

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Ottawa International Writers Festival
314 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 562-1243

The imagination is our most valuable renewable resource. So, twice a year we convene an international celebration of ideas to recharge our imaginations. From politics to poetry, science to music, history to thrillers, we celebrate the full diversity of the word and the gifted writers who guide us in our exploration of the world. Our year-round special events keep the ideas coming between Festivals.

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Ottawa Lebanese Festival
700 Ridgewood Dr., Ottawa, Ontario,

A Celebration of Art, Culture, History, & Cuisine

Ottawa Lebanese Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Ottawa Lumiere Festival
St Patrick's Street, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 745-2742

The Lumière Festival, presented each year by the CCCC , is a month of festivities leading towards the magical Evening of Light Celebration held every year within the month of August!

Ottawa Lumiere Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Ottawa Pride Festival
Pride Committee Ottawa-Gatineau
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 421-5387

Celebrate the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community! * Rainbow Party * Pride Day Parade * Picnic and community fair.

Ottawa Pride Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Ottawa Reggae Festival
Lebreton Flats, Ottawa, Ontario,

The festival promotes cultural arts and diversity in Canada's National Capital Region and features local and International Reggae, Dancehall, Reggaeton, Soca, World beat, R&B and Hip Hop performers.

Ottawa Reggae Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Ottawa SuperEX
1015 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3W7
(613) 237-7222

Ottawa's end of the summer family bash returns to Lansdowne Park in the heart of Ottawa for 11 days of thrills and non-stop entertainment

Ottawa SuperEX - Ottawa Festivals
Ottawa Turkish Festival
Confederation Park, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 228-1616

The festival will display Turkish Arts, Folk Dance, Whirling Dervishes Performance, Authentic Turkish Music, Kid's Activities, Turkish Coffee, Food and Deserts where visitors will get an opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savoir Turkish hospitality, culture, heritage and cuisine.

Ottawa Turkish Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Renfrew Fair
Renfrew, Renfrew, Ontario,
(613) 432-5331

We are known as the,"The greatest fair in the Ottawa Valley since 1853." It is an exciting five days with ample amount of activities such as: Livestock Shows, Beef & Dairy Shows, Heavy & Light Horse Shows, 4-H & Interclubs, Swine & Lambs, Many More Livestock events, Exhibits, Art, Domestic Science, Women's Institute Displays, Floriculture, Fruit, Vegetables, Junior Classes, Needlework and so much more..

Renfrew Fair - Ottawa Festivals
Richmond Fair
Richmond, Richmond, Ontario,
(613) 838-3420

A Country Fair - Where Town and Country Meet

The Richmond Fairgrounds are located at the corner of Huntley Road and Perth Street in Richmond. The civic address is 6121 Perth Street. The town of Richmond is easily accessible from highways #416, exit 57 (Brophy Drive) and #417 via Eagleson Road South.

Richmond Fair - Ottawa Festivals
Rideau Canal Festival
Rideau Canal from Hog's Back to Ottawa River, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 288-0970

Come and celebrate the 180th Anniversary of the Rideau Canal from August 3rd to 6th! From boatingand outdoor leisure enthusiasts to heritage buffs and art lovers, the four-day celebration offers fun,interactive entertainment for the whole family.

Rideau Canal Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Russell Fair
Russell Arena, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 445-2155

Ottawa Event Date:
September 5 to 8, 2013

We will be hosting our Fair and are planning another exciting and educational 4 days for all to enjoy. We do hope that spectators, young and old, are planning to embark on a fun-filled weekend to the Russell Fair.

Russell Fair - Ottawa Festivals
South Mountain Fair
2967 Lough Road, South Mountain, Ontario,
(---) --------

August 15th - 18th, 2013
This Years entertainment features Jason Blaine, Gail Gavan, Freddy Vette and the Flames, Landmark and Marty Stuart and "His Fabulous Superlatives"

TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival
Confederation Park
Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 241-2633

Nestled in the heart of beautiful downtown Ottawa, the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival attracts scores of music fans to Confederation Park, as well as other convenient venues, to enjoy some of the most celebrated jazz artists. For more than 30 years the Festival has presented some of the most dynamic jazz superstars, such as Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Roy Haynes, Toots Thielemans, Wynton Marsalis, Smokey Robinson, Diana Krall and many, many more.

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The Great Glebe Garage Sale
175 Third Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 236-0025

Ottawa Event Date:
To Be Announced

Each year for over two decades, thousands of people have flocked to the Glebe for the annual Great Glebe Garage Sale. I'm sure you've heard about this legendary local garage sale. It's the one where people walk away with used traffic lights or rare and valuable works of art. These finds are rare however. Most people end up with sore feet and a backpack full of ceramic pots and old books that their significant other purchased over on Holmwood.

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The Ottawa Home & Garden Show
1015 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3W7
(613) 580-2429

If your landscaping, decorating or renovating projects are taking the spring out of your step, plan to come to Ottawa's largest Home Show opening its doors March 26-29, 2015

The Ottawa Home & Garden Show - Ottawa Festivals
The Ottawa International Children's Festival
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 241-0999

The Ottawa International Children’s Festival was established in 1985 and is an annual celebration of the best in live performing arts for young people. For over two decades the OICF has presented an abundance of award-winning artists from around the globe and made wide-eyed children out of attendees of all ages.

The Ottawa International Children's Festival - Ottawa Festivals
Victoria Day Festival
882 Carling Ave, Ottawa, Ontario,
(613) 567-4532

Celebrate Victoria Day with us at Queen Juliana Park, at the corner of Carling Avenue and Preston Street. Make a day of it, incorporating Ottawa’s beautiful Tulip Festival, in neighbouring Commissioner’s Park. This is a family event with something for everyone: midway rides; petting zoo; food, drink, and dessert concessions; buskers; children’s activities; and live musical performances. The festival wraps up with a spectacular FIREWORKS display on Monday, May 21

Victoria Day Festival - Ottawa Festivals
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