Ottawa 2017

FESTIVAL AND OTHER EVENTS
Ottawa is home to a diverse lineup of outstanding annual events and festivals that animate and entertain the city throughout the year – all of which are planning big things for 2017!
International Children\'s Festival
May 10 - 14
International Children's Festival
International Children's Festival
Creating programs for children aged four to 15, the Festival promotes the arts as an integral part of children’s education – and it's all in fun!
More on the Children’s Festival
Canadian Tulip Festival
May 12 - 22
Canadian Tulip Festival
Canadian Tulip Festival
A million dazzling tulips in full bloom celebrate Canada’s special relationship with the Netherlands each May.
More about the Festival
OTTAWA RACE WEEKEND
May 27 - 28
OTTAWA RACE WEEKEND
OTTAWA RACE WEEKEND
Each May, over 40,000 runners take to the streets of Ottawa for some of the most competitive 5K, 10K and marathon races run anywhere in North America.
More about Bluesfest
FRANCO ONTARIEN FESTIVAL
June 15 - 17
FRANCO ONTARIEN FESTIVAL
FRANCO ONTARIEN FESTIVAL
Held each June in Major’s Hill Park, this lively festival celebrates Ontario’s francophone community through music, art and entertainment.
More about the Jazz Festival
OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
June 22 - June 25
OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Held the third weekend in June each year, Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is North America’s largest, with over 200 competing teams and marquee concert acts.
More about the Dragon Boat Festival
Ottawa Jazz Festival‎
June 22 - July 2
Ottawa Jazz Festival‎
Ottawa Jazz Festival‎
Some of the world’s finest jazz performers make their annual Ottawa stops in late June for the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, held in the heart of downtown.
More about the Canadian Tulip Festival
Escapade
June 24 - 25
Escapade
Escapade
Escapade Music Festival is an electronic music festival that has grown into a multi event, week long festival that now includes a 2day, 30 000 person festival, with state of the art production, a massive 30+ international DJ lineup, a charity ball hockey tournament, charity golf tournament, a Canada day concert and much more.
More about Ottawa Race Weekend
Mosaïcanada 150
July 1 - October 15
Mosaïcanada 150
Ottawa Bluesfest
July 6 - 16
Ottawa Bluesfest
Ottawa Bluesfest
It’s one of the world’s top rated outdoor music festivals, with top international performers appearing on multiple stages at LeBreton Flats.
More about Chamberfest
Ottawa Chamberfest
July 22 - August 3
Ottawa Chamberfest
Ottawa Chamberfest
Held late July through early August, Ottawa Chamberfest is the world’s largest chamber music festival, with concerts staged in heritage churches across the city.
Volta
August 3 - 27
Volta
Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light
August 5 - 19
Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light
Cityfolk
September 21 - 24
Cityfolk
Cityfolk
Formerly Ottawa Folkfest, CityFolk is an early autumn get-together of folk and rock performers, food and celebration at the new Lansdowne Park.
Other Festivals
All year
Other Festivals