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Ottawa Calendar of Events

Stay entertained in Canada's Capital Region.

With a calendar filled with year-round festivals and events, Canada's Capital Region is in a constant state of celebration. Whether you visit during the cool winter months or hot summer days, there's always an opportunity to catch a heart-pumping music festival, a mouth-watering epicurean event or a literary celebration. Browse Ottawa's calendar of top festivals and events to see what's happening.

Calendar of Events
Festival/EventDateLocation
Wedding Palace Bridal Show January 2016 The Shaw Center (Formerly Ottawa Convention Center), Ottawa
Winterlude January 29-February 15, 2016 Ottawa & Gatineau, QC
Winter Jazzfest 2016 Dates TBC Various locations, Ottawa
Canadian Ski Marathon February 19-21, 2016 Lachute & Gatineau, QC
The Ottawa International Writers Festival – Spring 2016 Dates TBC Various locations, Ottawa
Canadian Tulip Festival May 8 - 18, 2016 Various locations, Ottawa
Ottawa Marathon May 23 - 24, 2016 Ottawa
Ottawa International Children's Festival May 9 - 14, 2016 Lebreton Flats Park, Ottawa
Westfest June 13 & 14, 2015 Westboro Village, Ottawa
Canada Dance Festival June 6-13, 2015 National Arts Centre, Ottawa
Ottawa Fringe Festival June 17-28, 2015 Various locations, Ottawa
Ottawa Jazz Festival June 18-July 1, 2015 Confederation Park, Ottawa
Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival June 25-28, 2015 Mooney's Bay Park, Ottawa
Canada Day in the Capital July 1 Various locations, Ottawa
Ottawa Blues Festival July 8-19, 2015 LeBreton Flats Park, Ottawa
Mosaika - Sound & Light Show July 10-September 12, 2015 Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Lumière Festival August 15, 2015 New Edinburgh Park, Ottawa
Capital Pride August 14-23, 2015 Various locations, Ottawa
Ottawa Folk Festival September 12-20, 2015 Landsdowne Park, Ottawa
Ottawa International Animation Festival September 16-20, 2015 Various locations, Ottawa
Ottawa Fall Rhapsody Weekends, September 28-October 19, 2015 Gatineau Park
The Ottawa International Writers Festival - Fall October 22-29, 2015 Various locations, Ottawa
Ottawa Wine & Food Festival October 30-November 1, 2015 The Shaw Center (Formerly Ottawa Convention Center), Ottawa

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