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

The 2018 Spring FLING GALA! Fashion & Art Extravaganza!

May 16, 2018 6:00 pm

Get ready for…. The 2018 SPRING FLING GALA! Fashion & Art Extravaganza!! Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 6:00 pm until ?!! Galerie St-Laurent & Hill ( 293 Dalhousie Street ) A Contemporary Canadian Art Gallery – VIP PARTY! + Club NVY Official After Party! ( All included with VIP Tickets ! ) Read more

Jane’s Walks in the ByWard Market

May 5, 2018 12:00 am - to - May 6, 2018 2:00 pm

Jane’s Walks are a popular concept for locals who love their neighbourhoods, and for those who want to learn more. Several are visiting the ByWard Market! See the list below for walks you can join: Read more

Cleaning up the Capital – ByWard Market Edition

May 6, 2018 9:00 am

We are organizing a massive Market Clean-up Day on Sunday, May 6th, 2018, as part of the Glad Clean-up the Capital event. Working with the City of Ottawa, the Lowertown Community Association, the Shepherds of Good Hope and the Salvation Army we are going to give the Market a massive spring scrub. Grab your brooms, buckets, gloves and smiles and meet us all at 9:00am at the Lowertown Brewery, 73 York St., for a big group photo and then make your w… Read more

The Urban Tulip Experience

April 11, 2018 12:00 am - to - May 21, 2018 12:00 am

Tiptoe through a garden of urban tulip art, promotions and activities created and curated by an annually appointed Featured Canadian Artist who also has had the distinction of creating this year’s Festival theme imagery – “A World of Tulips”. Culinary Tours Tiptoe Through a World of Tulips Art Tours Ottawa Word Mark – Tulip Photo Spot Taste of the ByWard Market Cooking like a chef – cooking class – edible flowers & herbs “Tiptoe Through the T… Read more


April 12, 2018 12:00 am - to - May 1, 2018 12:00 am

Galerie St-Laurent + Hill is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Montréal artist Élène Gamache. Statement When I’m painting, I abandon myself in colour to express my emotions. I let myself become infused with the luminosity of yellow, the vitality of orange, the allure of pink and the mystery of violet to create a vibrant and appealing world that is full of life’s joys and passions. Bio Élène Gamache was born in Quebec in 1951. She s… Read more

Lowertown’s Perfect Pint Comedy Night

April 27, 2018 8:00 pm

Join Greg Houston as he host a full evening of fantastic comedy from some of Canada’s finest comedians: Sam Burns (CBC Connects, NXNE, Just for Laughs) Ben Beauchemin (Gerald from Kim’s Convenience) Kelsey Ryan (Boys Club, Shweed) Full Bios below. Friday, April 27th. $10 door cover. Performers: HEADLINER SAM BURNS has been performing comedy for what it feels like 19 years. He is a graduate of the Humber Comedy program and has been on CBC Connects… Read more

Rye n’ Shine: Spring Seasonal Launch Party – Lowertown Brewery

April 12, 2018 4:00 pm - to - April 12, 2018 8:00 pm

Join us on April 12th as we tap our New Rye ’n Shine Spring Seasonal! FREE SAMPLES, LIVE MUSIC, CASK TAPPING and BEER-TO-GO!  Let the sunshine in with our Spring Seasonal Release: Rye n’ Shine. A subtle maple, spring rye, light bodied beer. We’ll have free tastings, and our retail fridge will be fully stocked. Gab a tall boy 6 pack for 15$! We’ll also be tapping a special Rye’n Shine Double Maple-Drippin’ Cask : an overloaded maple syrup’d versio… Read more

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