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.


Chalk Art – ByWard By Day | ByWard By Night

August 10, 2017 1:00 pm - to - August 10, 2017 8:00 pm

ByWard By Day | ByWard By Night is made possible through grants from Celebrate Ontario and Ontario 150 Head over to Murray Street in the ByWard Market this Thursday to see chalk artists create pieces of urban art, or come create your own masterpiece! Thursday August 10 See internationally renowned artist Juan Carlos Noria at Dalhousie & Murray Street! Juan created, in partnership, the Northdal Murals. Chalk artists Francois Pelletier and Gene… Read more

ZEPHYR – ByWard By Day ByWard By Night

August 11, 2017 9:00 pm - to - August 11, 2017 11:00 pm

ByWard By Day | ByWard By Night is made possible through grants from Celebrate Ontario and Ontario 150 IFCO is thrilled to announce “ZEPHYR” a special 16mm film loop projection and musical performance live presentation, as part of The ByWard Market BIA’s special summer series – ByWard By Day/ByWard By Night! ZEPHYR is a collaborative project between Toronto based artists – filmmaker Sylvain Chaussée and composer Adrian Gordon Cook. These two arti… Read more

Movies in the Market: The Karate Kid (1984)

August 11, 2017 8:00 pm - to - August 11, 2017 11:00 am

Join us for an outdoor screening of the 80’s classic The Karate Kid. The movie will be held on the George St. sidewalk between ByWard & Sussex (close to Bay entrance). Bring your own chairs and blankets or rent an inflatable couch for $5. As always Popcorn will be available for $2. Rejoignez-nous pour une projection du film classique des années 80: The Karate Kid. Le film se déroulera sur le trottoir de la rue George entre ByWard et Sussex (p… Read more

ByWard Market Corn Roast/ Épluchette du marché By

August 26, 2017 11:00 am - to - August 26, 2017 12:00 am

On Saturday, August 26th, join the ByWard Market vendors on the George St. Plaza (in front of 55 ByWard) from 11 am to 2 pm for their annual corn roast. Come to enjoy delicious local corn sourced from the stands for $1 a cob and stick around to benefit from a laid-back afternoon of music, shopping and family fun! Toppings like butter and spices will be provided. *Please note the event could be postponed in case of rain. Le samedi 26 août, joignez… Read more

Open for the August Long Weekend

August 5, 2017 8:00 am - to - August 7, 2017 11:00 pm

Great news! It’s August, the long weekend is here, and the ByWard Market is OPEN. Many of the 600+ businesses in the Market are open on Monday August 7, as well as the outdoor vendors. Please contact businesses directly for individual hours, as those tend to vary. For information about the outdoor vendors, please call Markets Management at 613-244-4410. We are looking forward to having you join us this weekend! Cheers!   Read more

La Machine | Ottawa 2017

July 27, 2017 12:00 am - to - July 30, 2017 12:00 am

La Machine La Machine A first in North America La Machine, an Ottawa 2017 Signature Event (link is external), will occur in downtown Ottawa and the ByWard Market from July 27 to 30. This event will bring giant mechanical creatures, thousands of visitors and five days of intermittent traffic impacts – including one for setup on Wednesday, July 26 – to Ottawa’s downtown. During this event, businesses will remain open, but there will be numerous tra… Read more

North Dal Endless Summer

July 15, 2017 10:00 am - to - July 15, 2017 6:00 pm

It’s North Dal’s 3rd Annual summer party! Come down for 5 blocks of fun along Dalhousie St. from Murray to Cathcart!  Sidewalk Sales In Store Specials Artisan Vendors  North Dal Heritage Walk  Ottawa Art Gallery Art Bike Live Music Cooking Demos Facepainting and more! Celebrate Canada’s 150th year on Dalhousie, a street that’s over 175 years old!, and with a concentration of Canadian design studios and hand made goods: Lococina, Kindred & Wun… Read more

The Bytown Museum Presents: Love Though They Land – The Making of Canada’s History

July 2, 2017 10:00 am - to - July 8, 2017 5:00 pm

July 2nd to July 8th Love Thou Thy Land at the Bytown Museum Enjoy a full week of FREE outdoor programming at the Bytown Museum. Admission to the inside of the museum is only $1.50 throughout the festival in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, the Bytown Museum explores the stories of an evolving city and its residents from its early days as Bytown to present day Ottawa. Housed in Ottawa’s oldest stone b… Read more

Buy Canadian Day

June 25, 2017 9:00 am - to - June 25, 2017 8:00 pm

This Sunday, June 25th is Buy Canadian Day in the Byward Market. We have over 20 independent boutiques selling Canadian made products, come shop #themarket this weekend and show your love for our country, our talented creators and our local shops! Milk Shop L’HEXAGONE Vêtements pour hommes | Menswear Kindred & Wunderkammer GoodsLococina Workshop Studio & Boutique Schad Boutique Adorit Boutique Eclection QuichuaMarigold Design Studio L. A…. Read more

Canada Day in the ByWard Market

July 1, 2017 12:00 am - to - July 1, 2017 11:59 pm

Welcome to Canada Day in the ByWard Market! Most shops and restaurants will be open and ready to serve you before you check out the fireworks on the Hill! Come downtown for the granddaddy of all Canada Day celebrations! This is where you have to be to see it all! Read more