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.


Sausage Fest Movie Night: Hocus Pocus

October 13, 2017 6:30 pm - to - October 13, 2017 9:30 pm

Ottawa SausageFest & Capital Pop-Up Cinema’s Family Halloween Party! Join us on Friday the 13th to enjoy a night of ghoulish fun! LOCATION: On the George St. sidewalk between ByWard & Sussex (close to Bay entrance) Party starts at 6:30pm – Film begins at 7:00pm Get in the Halloween Spirit with our Costume Contest! Costume Categories: Best group or duo Best Sausagefest Themed Costume Weirdest Super Hero Most Timely Concept Spookiest Best M… Read more

Thanksgiving in the ByWard Market – We are open!

October 6, 2017 12:00 am - to - October 9, 2017 11:00 pm

The ByWard Market is open over the Thanksgiving weekend, including Sunday and Monday. Over 600 businesses call the ByWard Market home, and each are responsible for their own hours of operation. Many businesses and vendors will be open as usual over Thanksgiving, and guests are encouraged to contact them directly for opening hours. Happy Thanksgiving! Read more

2nd Annual Ottawa Sausage Fest

October 1, 2017 12:00 am - to - October 15, 2017 12:00 am

Fall is here, and we’re celebrating with our 2nd Annual Sausagefest! We’re bringing an abundance of wiener to the historic ByWard Market. So get off your buns, and head down to any of the participating restaurants, where you’ll find a deeeeeelicious sausage special! And if you really want something to sink your teeth into, join us at William Square on Saturday October 14th for our 2nd Annual Sausage Party! Some of your favourite local restaurants… Read more

By Day | By Night presents: LOOP by CREOS

September 1, 2017 12:00 am - to - October 2, 2017 8:00 pm

This illuminated musical installation, featuring a distinctive retrofuturistic look, uses cylinders two metres in diameter. Members of the public are invited to sit down inside and activate the mechanism, causing beautiful images inspired by 13 fairy tales to come to life. Loop is sure to spark children’s imagination and revive their parents’ childhood memories. Loop is a cross between a music box, a zoetrope and a railway handcar – the pump-powe… Read more

We are open for Labour Day Weekend

September 1, 2017 12:00 am - to - September 4, 2017 11:00 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 Markets Management at 613-244-4410. Read more

By Day | By Night Presents: Metal Masks and Forgotten Spaceship Chairs

September 1, 2017 11:00 am - to - September 4, 2017 6:00 pm

Head over to George Street to see Metal Masks and Forgotten Spaceship Chairs, a selection of creations by Tick Tock Tom as part of By Day | By Night, an artistic adventure in the ByWard Market! Originally scheduled to run Friday September 1 – Sunday September 3, the final day has been postponed to Monday September 4 due to rainy weather. Tick Tock Tom creates scrap metal sculptures from broken machines and discarded technology. His works are stat… Read more

By Day | By Night presents: IFCO DOGME

September 22, 2017 9:30 pm - to - September 22, 2017 11:00 pm

For IFCO’s special 2017 edition of its popular 16mm DOGME Filmmaking Production Challenge; 5 filmmakers were given 48hrs to shoot a short 16mm film using only a 16mm Bolex film camera; a light meter, tripod/no tripod and minimal lighting. And, they ONLY get to see their films for the 1st time, along with you (the audience) at IFCO’s annual Dogme film screening, as part of The ByWard Market BIA’s special summer series – ByWard By Day/ByWard By Nig… Read more

By Day | By Night presents: Mise en Rose

August 19, 2017 12:00 am - to - October 2, 2017 12:00 am

This peaceful urban oasis of lush greenery and flowering plants in the courtyard provides a restful, beautiful resting place and a beautiful backdrop for passerby to snap some memorable pics of Ottawa this summer. What does “Mise en Rose” mean?? It is the French term describing the assembly of a barrel made. In this case, made of steamed wood! Read more

By Day | By Night presents: Fashion En Filme

September 29, 2017 8:00 pm - to - September 29, 2017 10:30 pm

An IFCO production featuring live DJs and fashion from the ByWard Market. More details here! Fashion en Filme is made possible through grants from Celebrate Ontario and Ontario 150. Read more

By Day | By Night presents: Spin N’ Motion

September 8, 2017 8:00 pm - to - September 8, 2017 11:30 pm

IFCO is thrilled to present Spin N’ Motion, a collaberative project that unties analog modes of production and presenation vinyl (records) and emulsion (film) for one incredible evening of film and vinyl performance and presentation! Read more