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

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

Family Dinner at King Eddy

December 2, 2018 7:00 pm

Come get “lost in the sauce” as we celebrate the official launch of our beloved King Eddy Sauce! Finally you can take it home by the jar full to dip, spread, and love. Our kitchen will be preparing a special three-course family style dinner as we gather to celebrate this momentous occasion.  Together with our friends at Raised by Wolves, we will also be raising funds & awareness for the Ottawa Food Bank 2018 Holiday Food Drive with a rare ite… Read more

Merry & Bright

December 2, 2018 3:00 pm

The Ottawa Gay Men’s Choir is feeling as festive as a fruitcake and we wish to invite you to our holiday concert! Did you know that worldwide more than 29 different holidays are celebrated between November 1st and January 15th every year? What better way to celebrate with our holiday concert Merry and Bright! We are looking forward to seeing you there! La chorale du Chœur gai d’Ottawa se sent aussi festive qu’un gâteau aux fruits et nous souhaito… Read more

Friday I’m in Love: Indie Pop Dance Party at The 27 Club!

November 30, 2018 11:00 pm

🎶 INDIE POP ROCK POST-PUNK NEW WAVE 🎶 DJ Emmett (Zaphods/Mod Nite) + guests EXPECT YOUR FAVES FROM: ★ Robyn . Grimes . LCD Soundsystem . M83 . Haim . MIA . MGMT . Lorde . Pale Waves . The Smiths . The War on Drugs . The Killers. Amy Winehouse . Portugal the Man . Blondie . The Strokes . Icona Pop . Jungle . Mitski . Daft Punk . Le Tigre . Kali Uchis . Flume . Phoenix . Tove Lo . Joy Division . Janelle Monae . Franz Ferdinand . Weezer . Depeche Mo… Read more

Christmas Choirs and Wagon Rides in the ByWard Market

December 1, 2018 12:00 pm - to - December 16, 2018 4:00 pm

Free Family Programming in the ByWard Market! This is part of our thanks to you for all you do to support our shops, restaurants, galleries, and so much more.   Free Wagon Rides Head over to William Square for the first three weekends in December for complimentary wagon rides from noon – 4 p.m. Rides are first come first serve, and generally last about 15-20 minutes. The tour isn’t a set route, and takes you through places in the ByWard Mark… Read more