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.


Saint Patrick’s Day in the ByWard Market – March 17

March 17, 2017 11:00 am - to - March 17, 2017 11:59 pm

Make the ByWard Market your destination for Saint Patrick’s Day! Celebrate at one (or two, or three) of our world-famous pubs! Learn about the ByWard Market’s rich Irish heritage here, see what events are taking place here, and don’t forget to get all your green gear here! Read more


March 19, 2017 10:00 am - to - February 19, 2017 4:00 pm

National Gallery of Canada 340 Sussex Drive, Ottawa Sunday 19 March 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm Time travel? Nothing could be easier in the national collection. Join us for the final Family Sunday of the season, and get to know characters from the past . . . and the future! Make your own hat to travel through time and dance through the ages. #NGCFAMILY DIMANCHE EN FAMILLE : VOYAGE DANS LE TEMPS Musée des beaux-arts du Canada 340 rue Sussex, Ottawa Di… Read more

Red Bull Crashed Ice Pre & Post Parties in the Market

March 3, 2017 4:00 pm - to - March 4, 2017 11:59 pm

Get ready for the biggest & fastest 2017 event yet: Red Bull Crashed Ice! Now you can pre-game just steps away from the main event, and then head back to the ByWard Market for the unofficial post-game parties! Stop by The Laff for the Crashed Ice Laffter Party on March 3 to help warm up! Or check out the Red Bull Crashed Ice Pre-Party with DJ Atherton at The Heart & Crown o March 4! Lowertown Brewery is featuring a HEATED OUTDOOR BEER GAR… Read more

Family Day in the ByWard Market!

February 20, 2017 8:00 am - to - February 20, 2017 11:59 pm

Make the ByWard Market your destination for Family Day! With many stores & restaurants open for the day, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. For operating hours, please contact businesses directly. Read more

Inspiration Village

May 20, 2017 9:00 am - to - September 4, 2017 9:00 pm

Inspiration Village: an ephemeral hub that will be located in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market. A core site for Ottawa 2017 programming, this edgy-looking entertainment locale on York Street will be the site of a succession of special exhibits and performing arts events, each one showcasing Canada’s provinces and territories. In an unusual twist, Inspiration Village will be built out of sea containers transformed into an aesthetic artistic install… Read more

Red Bull Crashed Ice

March 3, 2017 6:00 pm - to - March 4, 2017 10:00 pm

The ByWard Market is your Red Bull Crashed Ice Viewing Zone! Viewing screens are in the Market! Zone 7 York St – Activation Zone What to expect? York Street will be packed with our vendors’ village tents, sponsor booths, video screens and merchandise booths Where is the entrance: ByWard Market Square and Sussex Drive Schedule Friday March 3 16:00 | Gates open to general public 18:00-21:30 | World Junior Championship Saturday March 4 16:00 | Gates… Read more

The Grand Ice Bar

The countdown for @winterludebaldeneige and our Grand Ice bar is on. A perfectly cool experience, Feb 3 to Feb 20 during Winterlude weekends. Read more

Belle from Beauty and the Beast visits The Grand

February 4, 2017 1:00 pm - to - February 18, 2017 2:00 pm

Join us on Winterlude weekends for a meet and greet with Belle on our winter patio. Enjoy samples of Harvey and Vern’s Olde Fashioned Soda! Read more

Snow’Art | Neig’Art – snow sculpture exhibit in the ByWard Market during Winterlude

February 3, 2017 12:00 am - to - February 20, 2017 11:58 pm

Come to Ottawa’s historical landmark, food and entertainment district to experience ByWard Blizzard Snow-Art snow sculpture exhibition on George Street – a sculpture inspired by the Fathers of Confedration. Walk through the area to discover the charm of what was once called ByTown and one of Canada’s oldest public markets! Rendez-vous au quartier historique, gastronomique et culturel d’Ottawa pour voir l’exposition de sculpture de neige Blizzard… Read more

Shake Off the Cold | Dégèle avec la danse

February 3, 2017 12:00 am - to - February 20, 2017 11:59 pm

Ottawa’s premiere entertainment district is a flurry of activity 7 days/week all Winterlude long. Shake-off the Cold to live bands & DJ’s @ dozens of venues incl.: Rainbow Bistro, home to Ottawa Blues & rock for 30 years featuring live music 7 days/week all year long. Zaphod Beeblebrox, “Nightclub @ the Edge of the Universe” has been blasting for 25 years & running. Ottawa famous, Lucky Ron is a staple @ “The Laff” Sat. afternoons sin… Read more