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

9 ways to have fun in the ByWard Market for March Break

March 13, 2018 12:00 am - to - March 16, 2018 12:00 am

Join us in the ByWard Market for great family fun! 1. Free Wagon Rides William Square, pedestrian area at York & William Streets Monday March 12 – Friday March 16, noon – 4 pm Weather permitting Take a tour through the ByWard Market neighbourhood by horse & wagon rides from Cundell Stables, the only horse stable in the downtown area! Compliments of the ByWard Market BIA. 2. Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present Wednesday, May 3, 20… Read more

The Lucky Ron Show

March 10, 2018 4:00 pm - to - February 10, 2018 8:00 pm

The Legendary Lucky Ron Show. LIVE! Every. Single. Saturday. NO EXCEPTIONS! (He actually hasn’t missed a show since he started here in 1999!)  #FreeCover #MyOttawa #Laffing #LiveMusic #Legendary Read more

Wavelength Jam // Artphorm at Mercury Lounge

March 9, 2018 10:00 pm - to - March 10, 2018 2:30 am

Friday March 9, 2018 Wavelength Presents: ∆ Artphorm ∆ [L’enfant Terrible] Shalbeats b2b Saša Andjelic [Wavelength] Free before 11:30, $10 after. ▇ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▃ ▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ Read more

Missed your Flight? On se voit au Lookout!

March 9, 2018 10:00 pm - to - March 10, 2018 2:00 am

Winter is dragging on and you’ve looked forward to that tropical getaway… but you Missed your Flight? No problem! We’ve got all the vacation vibes, beach bods and seaside swimwear you need at the Lookout with the Rideau Speedeaus. Join us for a sizzling night of dancing alongside tropical tiki shooter boys, a fiery 50/50, and a fashion show featuring Stroked Ego gear and Rideau Speedeau models. Do your best to get there before the stroke of mid… Read more

Cold Capital / WYK at Rainbow Bistro

March 9, 2018 8:00 pm - to - March 10, 2018 2:00 am

Cold Capital hits the stage with WY&K March 9th at the Rainbow bistro. Look forward to some good old rock and roll with a bunch of buds. $10 at the door. Show starts at 9pm with a special acoustic opener to be announced soon. Read more

Night in Old Vienna and St Petersburg

March 9, 2018 6:00 pm - to - March 9, 2018 11:00 pm

Take your fun gowns and suits out of your closet and come to Ottawa’s most romantic evening of the season! In their first ever event, The Vernini Collective, in association Alpha Art Gallery, presents “An Evening in Old Vienna and St Petersburg”: a unique combination of opera, theatre, and fashion show. On Friday, March 9th, prepare to be magically transported to Vienna, where the Slavic Students Association are hosting a ball and fashion show. S… Read more

Kitchen-Table Talk with Ursula Johnson

March 1, 2018 6:00 pm - to - March 1, 2018 8:00 pm

Meet Sobey Art Award winning Mi’kmaq artist Ursula Johnson for a live weaving demonstration and a kitchen-table talk. She’ll be joined on stage by Jaime Morse, Educator, Indigenous Programs and Outreach, Nicole Burisch, Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art and Viviane Gray, community member. Free admission. Seats in the Auditorium will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. In English. French simultaneous interpretation is available… Read more

Seinfeld Trivia – Heart & Crown ByWard Market

February 28, 2018 6:30 pm

Join us on the last Wednesday of the month for the Heart & Crown’s inaugural Seinfeld trivia night! Trivia will be hosted by Ottawa’s favourite comedian, Jimmy Cassidy aka “The Jimmy”. Questions will be formulated by 5-time Seinfeld trivia champion Michael Elliott. Sweet prizes up for grabs for the winning team and a prize for best team name! A Seinfeld inspired cocktail will be featured for the evening. From beginners to experts, fun will be… Read more

Traditional Irish Music Session

March 11, 2018 2:00 pm - to - March 11, 2018 4:45 pm

Authentic Irish traditional music – No green beer, just Irish people. Brigid’s Well Pub in the basement of the former St. Brigid’s church is warm and friendly with a large selection of Irish whiskey and draft beers. Read more

Family Day in the ByWard Market – Yes we are open!

February 19, 2018 9:00 am - to - February 19, 2018 8:00 pm

Many ByWard Market businesses are open for Family Day, and will be ready and happy to serve you! Check with individual businesses for hours of operation to make sure your visit is the best it can be. Head over to William Square (on York Street between Byward Nut House and Tucker’s Marketplace Restaurant) from noon – 4 p.m. for complimentary wagon rides! Read more