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

ByWard Market OPEN for August Long Weekend

August 5, 2019 12:00 am

The ByWard Market is open for the August Long Weekend, and we look forward to having you join us for all the summer fun! What to do: Find a shaded patio! Shop a new favourite boutique! Enjoy a stroll with soft serve ice cream! Just take in the atmosphere! Over 600 independent businesses call the ByWard Market home, and they all look forward to seeing you. Be sure to be in touch with specific businesses you wish to visit to make sure they are open… Read more

1st Annual ByWard Beer Market

July 20, 2019 11:00 am

#Local #Craft #ByWardMarket The first annual ByWard Beer Market is set to take place on Saturday, July 20 from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. Join us and celebrate local independent craft brewers in a relaxed outdoor setting located in the parking lot right behind Lowertown Brewery. We’ve got you covered with a great combination of outstanding craft beers, spirits, ciders and delicious food. Admission is free and this is a family friendly event in the heart… Read more

Canada Day in the ByWard Market

July 1, 2019 12:00 am - to - July 1, 2019 11:59 pm

Celebrate Canada Day in the ByWard Market! Come join us in the ByWard Market for your Canada Day celebrations! WE ARE OPEN! With over 600 independent businesses ready to serve you, we are your destination for food, fashion, and fun for the entire family. Check with businesses you wish to visit for hours of operation to make sure your visit is the best possible. Please be advised of road closures to accommodate you, the pedestrian! More informatio… Read more

Guided Walking Tours ~ Visites guidés à pied

June 1, 2019 12:00 am - to - September 2, 2019 12:00 am

Take a FREE guided bilingual tour around the ByWard Market this summer! Wear your comfortable shoes, find our information kiosk by the OTTAWA sign on York at Sussex, and get ready to discover places all over the ByWard Market that you may not have seen before. Learn historical information about the Bytown days and how the Market came to be, and find a few new favourite stops along the way! Book your tour today by emailing eventsassist@byward-mark… Read more

Market In Style

June 27, 2019 5:00 pm - to - October 24, 2019 5:00 pm

  ByWard Market In Style is Ottawa’s fashion night out! Hosted over the summer and autumn months, ByWard Market In Style is a stylish celebration of the city’s most fashionable district. Tourists and locals alike are invited to shop their way through the ByWard Market, enjoying exclusive incentives, demos and entertainment in a series of satellite events, each hosted by our very own retailers. Take a tour with them at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 an… Read more

Victoria Day 2019 ~ We’re Open!

May 20, 2019 12:00 am - to - May 20, 2019 11:00 pm

Come join us in the ByWard Market for Victoria Day Weekend! Vendors are out, stores are open, and the patios are glorious! The ByWard Market, one of the City of Ottawa’s premier destinations for shopping, dining, and entertainment will be open for business on Monday, May 2, 2019, on Victoria Day.   The ByWard Market has more than 600 businesses, including art galleries, food retailers, restaurants, nightclubs, and specialty shops. Please contact… Read more

Mother’s Day in the ByWard Market

May 12, 2019 12:00 pm - to - May 12, 2019 4:00 pm

Enjoy Mother’s Day in the ByWard Market this year! We’ve got everything Mom and Mom-like people will love. From fashion gift ideas, to flowers, brunches, and more, there’s something here in the ByWard Market for everyone. Free Wagon Rides Come to William Square from noon – 4 p.m. on Sunday May 12 for FREE wagon rides, courtesy of the ByWard Market BIA, as our way of saying Thank You to every Mom for everything you do. Flowers It’s hard to go wron… Read more

ByWard Barket

May 5, 2019 11:00 am - to - May 5, 2019 6:00 pm

The ByWard BARKET is back on Sunday May 5! Come bring your four-legged furry friends for all the doggy-friendly fun you can handle! Check out the pup-up shops, patios, bones and treats, PTSD service dogs, rescues, and so much more! More and more details coming up every day. Read more

ALL-NEW Stew & Brew! Broue & Ragoût

February 8, 2019 5:00 pm - to - February 8, 2019 10:00 pm

Can’t make it to the 28th Annual ByWard Market Stew Cook-Off? Try out our brand-new Stew & Brew! Head over to the giant white tent on York Street for this one-time exclusive culinary experience, where you can sample stews from previous year’s winning champions, chow down on some wholesome baked beans, and *sip on local brews* to discover what pairs best with each flavour! Buy your tickets at the entrance (cash only please), where $1 = 1 ticke… Read more

#ByWardBeats for Winterlude

February 1, 2019 12:00 am - to - February 16, 2019 12:00 am

Experience ByWard Beats as part of Winterlude in 2019! See our local DJs perform on the main stage this February on York Street on: Friday Feb 1 Saturday Feb 2 Friday Feb 15 Saturday Feb 16 STILT WALKERS Enjoy the Stilt Walkers as they entertain the crowd with their soaring heights! Des échassiers tout droit sortis du futurisme du 19e siècle arpentent les lieux à la découverte de toute forme de technologie moderne.   Read more