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.


Free ZUMBA in the Market / Zumba Gratuit dans le marché

May 27, 2017 12:00 am - to - July 22, 2017 12:00 am

Every Saturday at William Square (corner of York and William) participate in a free Zumba session. The session takes place from 10 until 11 for the remainder of the summer. The last Saturday is July 22nd. A qualified instructor leads a class for all ages. The routines are simple to learn and to follow along. This event is depending on the weather and if it rains, it will be postponed to Sunday. Tous les samedis au Square William (coin York and Wi… Read more

Buy Canadian Day

June 25, 2017 9:00 am - to - June 25, 2017 8:00 pm

This Sunday, June 25th is Buy Canadian Day in the Byward Market. We have over 20 independent boutiques selling Canadian made products, come shop #themarket this weekend and show your love for our country, our talented creators and our local shops! Milk Shop L’HEXAGONE Vêtements pour hommes | Menswear Kindred & Wunderkammer GoodsLococina Workshop Studio & Boutique Schad Boutique Adorit Boutique Eclection QuichuaMarigold Design Studio L. A…. Read more

Canada Day in the ByWard Market

July 1, 2017 12:00 am - to - July 1, 2017 11:59 pm

Welcome to Canada Day in the ByWard Market! Most shops and restaurants will be open and ready to serve you before you check out the fireworks on the Hill! Come downtown for the granddaddy of all Canada Day celebrations! This is where you have to be to see it all! Read more

Festival de la St-Jean Ottawa

June 23, 2017 4:00 pm - to - June 23, 2017 10:00 pm

Programmation – 23 juin 2017 Scène principale Desjardins Rue Clarence au Marché By Entrée gratuite! 16 h – Josie Patenaude, Gagnante de l’édition 2016 d’Idole St-Jean (présentation Conseil des Arts de l’Ontario) 16 h 30 – Hey, Wow (présentation Conseil des Arts de l’Ontario) 18 h 30 – Céleste Lévis (présentation Conseil des Arts de l’Ontario) 19 h 30 – LGS – le groupe Swing(présentation La Cité, le collège d’arts appliqués et de technologies et C… Read more

Father’s Day in the ByWard Market

June 18, 2017 9:00 am - to - June 18, 2017 11:00 pm

Dads are special, and we have lots of ways to help make your Dad feel appreciated! Pick up a thoughtful, local gift from one of our boutiques, a gift card from a salon or barbershop, or take Dad out for brunch or dinner! You know he deserves it. We did some foot work to get you started! Thanks to Not Your Father’s Barber, York Street Spa, Ma Cuisine, L’Hexagone, Schad, and Trustfund for lending us their unforgettable pieces: http://ottawa.ctvnews… Read more


June 17, 2017 1:00 pm - to - June 17, 2017 11:00 pm

A living installation of 150 light-filled tents, Trophy will take over George street on June 17th. Inside the tents, are storytellers waiting to share a moment that transformed their life. These storytellers are community members who reflect the diversity of our city. Audience members circulate through the tents, visiting as many as they feel drawn to. Inside each is the opportunity to share stories of their own on small, coloured transparencies…. Read more

RE:FORM Body Clinic – Spring Into Summer!

June 1, 2017 8:00 am - to - June 30, 2017 5:00 pm

To see how Chiropractic care can change your life, come see us this June! Simply subscribe to our newsletter this month and get a consultation for only $40! This includes a chiropractic exam, report on health, and xrays (if necessary) For details look for the ‘spring into summer’ banner on our homepage. Read more

Daniel Richer : Town Crier ~ Crieur public

June 3, 2017 9:00 am - to - August 26, 2017 6:00 pm

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Doors Open Ottawa

June 3, 2017 8:00 am - to - June 4, 2017 7:00 pm

Celebrating its 16th anniversary, Doors Open Ottawa continues to be the second-largest Doors Open architectural event in North America. Since its inception in 2002, over 920,000 visitors have discovered some of the city’s most prestigious buildings including Earnscliffe: Official Residence of the British High Commissioner, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Embassy of the United States, and the Connaught Building….just to name a few. On June 3 an… Read more

Movies in the Market: The Wizard of Oz

June 2, 2017 8:00 pm

Get Ready for a Fun Family Event! Join us for an outdoor screening of the wonderful classic The Wizard of Oz. The opening evening of FREE films in our ByWard Market Series. It will be a great night filled with family friendly fun and entertainment. LOCATION: ByWard Market Location to be Confirmed. The film: The Wizard of Oz Bring your own chairs and blankets, or rent an inflatable couch for 5$ As always Popcorn will be available for 2$ Read more