Events in The ByWard Market

With so many great events happening year round, make sure to plan your trip around some of the city’s best events, right here in The ByWard Market.

See the listing below, and check out the extensive list on Facebook

Guided Walking Tours – Winter Edition | Visites guidées à pied du marché By

February 2, 2019 11:00 am - to - February 17, 2019 3:00 pm

Enjoy a guided walk of the ByWard Market! Take in the sites and sounds of this historic neighbourhood, and learn how it came to be what it is today Discover haunted buildings, spaces of political significance, and so much more! Profitez d’une promenade guidée du marché by ! Prendre dans les sites et les sons de ce quartier historique et d’apprendre comment on en est venu à être ce qu’elle est aujourd’hui . Découvrez les bâtiments hantées, espaces… Read more

Meet Elsa from Frozen

February 3, 2019 1:00 pm - to - February 17, 2019 1:00 pm

Meet and greet with Elsa from Frozen at our outdoor patio. Photo opportunities, fire pits, activities for the kids. We will have hot chocolate and seasonal beverages. This is a FREE event, please no outside food! Read more

The Grand Ice Bar

February 1, 2019 5:00 pm - to - February 18, 2019 10:00 pm

Come chill out at Ottawa’s only Outdoor Ice Bar, in the ByWard Market. 10ft bar made of crystal clear ice blocks, featuring Stoli Vodka, seasonal cocktails & Kichesippi Beer (Craft Brewed in Ottawa). Enjoy maple taffy & roast marshmallows around our fire pits or warm up with hot chocolate, tea and coffee. A unique Canadian winter experience. Full calendar of events here:… Read more

28th Annual ByWard Market Stew Cook-Off

February 8, 2019 11:30 am - to - February 8, 2019 2:00 pm

Join us on Friday February 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the 28th Annual ByWard Market Stew Cook-Off! All the stew you can eat for only $10 at the door, cash only. Proceeds will be donated to the Lowertown Community Resource Centre. Vote for your favourite in the Top Shelf Distiller’s People’s Choice Awards. Celebrity judges will pick Russell Hendrix/Ron Eade Chef’s Choice Award. Winners of the Judge’s Choice Awards will be announced live at the… Read more

Christmas Concert

December 15, 2018 1:30 pm

Experience a Winter Wonderland as the National Capital Concert Band paints a musical canvas of Christmas and holiday tunes, conducted by Maestro Rocco Romeo. Founded in 1996, the NCCB is renowned as one of the area’s premiere ensembles. Included with admission to the Gallery. Read more

TIFF Film Circuit: Rodin

December 13, 2018 5:00 pm

Join us for a film about one of the most important sculptors of the 19th century. Rodin is in French with English subtitles. Visit the website for more information: Auguste Rodin’s head was often turned by his female models, but he remained unwilling to leave his longtime companion Rose, who also managed his household. In his forties, Rodin began a lengthy and tumultuous affair with artist… Read more

The Riptides’ “Festivus for the Restivus” w/DOWNBELOWS&HELLBROS

December 8, 2018 9:00 pm

The Riptides’ “Festivus for the Restivus” show Sponsored by Mill Street Brew Co WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: DOWNBELOWS (T.O.) HELLBROS Saturday, December 8th  Dominion Tavern (33 York Street) 9:30 / 19+ / $10 @ Door Sets:  HELLBROS – 10-10:45 DOWNBELOWS – 11-11:45 RIPTIDES – 12-12:45 Read more

Jennifer Castle, Isla Craig, Merganzer – Dec 8 at The 27 Club

December 8, 2018 8:30 pm

Apt613, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co., CHUO 89.1 FM and Spectrasonicpresent Jennifer Castle (Toronto indie/folk) Isla Craig (Toronto psych-soul) Merganzer (Ottawa experimental-pop) Saturday December 8 @ The 27 Club Ottawa (27 York St.) licensed 19+ – 8pm doors – $15 advance + service charges tickets available at Vertigo Records and Faceboo… Read more

Taco Eating Contest at Zak’s Cantina

December 7, 2018 7:00 pm

Taco eating contest – let’s see who can eat 15 gringo tacos the fastest! 💸 $200 CASH PRIZE 💸 Limited number of participants & viewers with assigned seating.  FIRST PLACE WINNER – $200 CASH 💸💸💸 2nd PLACE – $100 Zak’s GC  3rd PLACE – $50 Zak’s GC This is a 19+ event. Must sign a waiver to participate. CONTESTAN TICKET – $25 – Includes 15 gringo tacos. Must be 19+ & sign waiver to participate. (limited to 20 contestants) VIEWER TICKET – $10… Read more

Christmas #NGCTree Lighting

December 4, 2018 5:00 pm

Join us for our traditional Christmas Tree Lighting, where friends and family are invited to share in special holiday treats and activities. Be sure to arrive early! Because space is limited in the Scotiabank Great Hall, visitors will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. • Enjoy a ride aboard VIA Rail Canada’s Christmas Mini Train. • Make a spinning snowflake ornament to decorate your tree. • Visit our current exhibitions and sketch i… Read more