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

Opening – Oscar G. Rejlander: Artist Photographer

October 18, 2018 6:00 pm

Explore early art photography through the work of the man who invented the genre. Join us for the official opening of Oscar G. Rejlander: Artist Photographer. Often referred to as the “Father of Art Photography,” Rejlander has been praised for his early experiments with combination printing, for his collaboration with Charles Darwin, and for his influence on the work of Julia Margaret Cameron and Lewis Carroll. This groundbreaking exhibition is t… Read more

Children’s Pumpkin Decorating Day

October 13, 2018 9:00 am - to - October 13, 2018 3:00 pm

Bring the kids down to the ByWard Market for some fun pumpkin decorating in the George Street Plaza (corner of George and ByWard Market Square)! They will get to decorate a mini pumpkin that they can take home with them to show their Hallowe’en spirit! Apportez vos enfants au Marché By pour la décoration des citrouilles sur la Place rue George (coin George et ByWard Market Square)! Ils auront l’occasion de décorer une mini-citrouille qu’ils peuve… Read more

Labour Day Weekend – We’re Open!

August 31, 2018 8:00 am - to - September 3, 2018 11:59 pm

The ByWard Market is open for Labour Day Weekend, including Monday, and many businesses and outdoor vendors will be open and ready to serve you. Please contact individual businesses for hours of operation. For more information about the outdoor market and vendors who will be in their stands, please call Ottawa Markets at 613-244-4410. Read more


August 8, 2018 8:00 pm - to - September 2, 2018 12:00 am

Beat the August heat with a super cool interactive experience! Show us your best moves at the McLarena, located on George Street, beside Hudson’s Bay. Spread the word. It’s FREE until September 2 #McLarena #MovetotheRhythm #ByWardMarket #Ottawa Rythmez votre été avec la McLarena! Vivez une expérience interactive tout à fait unique le 8 août à 20h30 sur la rue George, à côté de La Baie d’Hudson. Passez-le mot, c’est gratuit depuis le 2 septembre  … Read more

Creative Thursdays: Venetian Portraits

July 16, 2018 5:00 pm - to - March 14, 2019 5:00 pm

Creative Thursdays: Venetian Portraits Interested in traditional portrait drawing? Want to learn from an expert? Join us for this Creative Thursday inspired by our current Masterpiece in Focus exhibition. Learn the fundamentals of Renaissance and Baroque portrait drawing with artist Sarah Lacy. Then give it a try yourself! Free admission. Demonstrations will take place at 6 and 7 pm. Creative Thursdays are sponsored by DeSerres. Each event offers… Read more

National Doughnut Day – Friday June 1, 2018

June 1, 2018 11:00 am - to - June 1, 2018 1:00 pm

National Doughnut Day – with The Salvation Army Friday June 1 National Doughnut Day, celebrated in the United States, is on the first Friday of June each year, succeeding the Doughnut event created by The Salvation army in Chicago in 1938 to honour those of their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War 1. The Salvation Army in Ottawa is planning their first celebration of National Doughnut Day this year with also marks the cente… Read more

Berthe Morisot and Impressionism: A Woman’s Point of View

June 16, 2018 11:15 am - to - June 16, 2018 12:00 pm

Sylvie Patry, Chief Curator and Director of Collections and Conservation at the Musée d’Orsay, will explore two important portraits from the famed Ordrupgaard Collection, both by Berthe Morisot. Woman with a Fan. Portrait of Madame Marie Hubbard and Young Girl on the Grass. The Red Bodice (Mademoiselle Isabelle Lambert) will serve as a starting point for reflection on the place of female artists in Impressionism, and Morisot’s important contribut… Read more

Doors Open Ottawa 2018/Portes ouvertes Ottawa 2018

June 2, 2018 12:00 am - to - June 3, 2018 12:00 am

Join us during the first full weekend in June to pay homage to Ottawa’s history, culture, and stunning architecture during Doors Open Ottawa 2018! It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s the perfect way to discover how Canada’s Capital has become the beautiful city it is today. Visit on April 30 for the full 2018 building list! Joignez-vous à nous la première fin de semaine de juin pour célébrer l’histoire, la culture et l’archit… Read more

TIFF Film Circuit at the Gallery

May 31, 2018 12:00 am - to - June 28, 2018 12:00 am

In partnership with TIFF, the National Gallery brings you the best of Canadian and international films and artists through the Film Circuit, TIFF’s successful film outreach programme. Join us for a unique film-festival experience bringing together cinema, food and conversation. Films on view February 22, 2018: Human Flow [SOLD OUT] April 26, 2018: Cézanne and I [SOLD OUT] May 31, 2018: Maudie June 28, 2018: Faces Places Maudie Everett hires Maudi… Read more

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