Events

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.

 

Celebrate Pride! Pride Art Exhibit

August 14, 2017 12:00 am - to - August 27, 2017 8:00 pm

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity and the Ontario Public Service Pride Network is proud to present the Ottawa Pride Art Exhibition at 55 ByWard Market Square for Canada’s 2017 Celebrations and Pride Week. The Centre has brought together works from artists of all ages and skillsets across the province to showcase themes of intersectionality, allyship, self-image, and above all: Pride! With this exhibition, the Centre hopes that t… Read more

Chalk Art – ByWard By Day | ByWard By Night

August 10, 2017 1:00 pm - to - August 10, 2017 8:00 pm

ByWard By Day | ByWard By Night is made possible through grants from Celebrate Ontario and Ontario 150 Head over to Murray Street in the ByWard Market this Thursday to see chalk artists create pieces of urban art, or come create your own masterpiece! Thursday August 10 See internationally renowned artist Juan Carlos Noria at Dalhousie & Murray Street! Juan created, in partnership, the Northdal Murals. Chalk artists Francois Pelletier and Gene… Read more

ZEPHYR – ByWard By Day ByWard By Night

August 11, 2017 9:00 pm - to - August 11, 2017 11:00 pm

ByWard By Day | ByWard By Night is made possible through grants from Celebrate Ontario and Ontario 150 IFCO is thrilled to announce “ZEPHYR” a special 16mm film loop projection and musical performance live presentation, as part of The ByWard Market BIA’s special summer series – ByWard By Day/ByWard By Night! ZEPHYR is a collaborative project between Toronto based artists – filmmaker Sylvain Chaussée and composer Adrian Gordon Cook. These two arti… Read more

Summertime Dance Series

August 9, 2017 12:00 am - to - August 16, 2017 12:00 am

Every Wednesday from June 14th to August 16th, join us at the new George St. Plaza of the ByWard Market for a lunchtime dance performance! Every week will feature a different group of local dancers – contemporary, salsa, flamenco, Bollywood, swing, you name it! Check out the event discussion for more details and a complete listing of performances! Chaque mercredi du 14 juin au 16 août, assoyez-vous à la nouvelle Esplanade de la rue George du marc… Read more

Movies in the Market: The Karate Kid (1984)

August 11, 2017 8:00 pm - to - August 11, 2017 11:00 am

Join us for an outdoor screening of the 80’s classic The Karate Kid. The movie will be held on the George St. sidewalk between ByWard & Sussex (close to Bay entrance). Bring your own chairs and blankets or rent an inflatable couch for $5. As always Popcorn will be available for $2. Rejoignez-nous pour une projection du film classique des années 80: The Karate Kid. Le film se déroulera sur le trottoir de la rue George entre ByWard et Sussex (p… Read more

ByWard Market Corn Roast/ Épluchette du marché By

August 26, 2017 11:00 am - to - August 26, 2017 12:00 am

On Saturday, August 26th, join the ByWard Market vendors on the George St. Plaza (in front of 55 ByWard) from 11 am to 2 pm for their annual corn roast. Come to enjoy delicious local corn sourced from the stands for $1 a cob and stick around to benefit from a laid-back afternoon of music, shopping and family fun! Toppings like butter and spices will be provided. *Please note the event could be postponed in case of rain. Le samedi 26 août, joignez… Read more

Open for the August Long Weekend

August 5, 2017 8:00 am - to - August 7, 2017 11:00 pm

Great news! It’s August, the long weekend is here, and the ByWard Market is OPEN. Many of the 600+ businesses in the Market are open on Monday August 7, as well as the outdoor vendors. Please contact businesses directly for individual hours, as those tend to vary. For information about the outdoor vendors, please call Markets Management at 613-244-4410. We are looking forward to having you join us this weekend! Cheers!   Read more

Colonel By Day at the Bytown Museum

August 7, 2017 9:00 am - to - August 7, 2017 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the creation of the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Canada’s National Capital! Enjoy a day filled with costumed characters, interactive activities and entertainment down by the scenic Ottawa Locks. http://bytownmuseum.com/ Read more

Potato Fest | Le festival de la patate

August 3, 2017 11:00 am - to - August 3, 2017 2:00 pm

Potato Fest is back again! This year, we are collaborating with The Ottawa Mission who will prep & serve yummy garnished baked potatoes for lunch. A loaded baked potato is only $5! Have lunch on the George Street Plaza while listening to great live music. All profits will be donated to The Ottawa Mission. Le festival de la patate est de retour encore! Cette année, nous collaborons avec La Mission d’Ottawa, qui préparera et servira de délicieu… Read more

Danse to Go presents/présente Danse de marché

August 13, 2017 1:00 pm - to - August 13, 2017 4:00 pm

Catch dance company ‘Danse to Go’ on George St. Plaza and in other performing spaces of the ByWard Market as they present various numbers on the theme of the outdoor market. Read more