Ottawa’s Festival Calendar

"The City of Festivals." A great place to visit and a wonderful city to live in!

A song by Marc Charron dedicated to the start of the Festival Season in Ottawa - “Under an Ottawa Sky.” 


The Ottawa Festival Line up

January to April

Winterlude / Bal de Neige

Canadian Ski Marathon 

Gatineau Loppet  

Ottawa International Children’s Festival

Ottawa International Writers Festival



Canadian Tulip Festival

National Capital Race Weekend



Ottawa Fringe & Theatre Festival

Ottawa International Chicken & Rib Cook Off

Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival

Carnival of Cultures

TD Canada Trust Ottawa International Jazz Festival



Canada Day July 1st Parliament Hill, Major Hill Park and Andrew Hayden


Cisco Ottawa Blues Festival

Hope Volleyball Beach-Fest

Ottawa Turkish Festival in Confederation Park

International Buskers Festival

Glengarry Highland Games

Rideau Canal Festival

Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival



Ottawa Greek Summer Festival

Caribbean Festival

CKCU Ottawa Folk Festival

Ottawa SuperEX

Navan Fair

Ottawa Lumiére Festival

Pride Festival


September to December

Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

Ottawa International Animation Festival

Fall Rhapsody

Christmas Lights across Canada