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

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

Cleaning up the Capital – ByWard Market Edition

May 6, 2018 9:00 am

We are organizing a massive Market Clean-up Day on Sunday, May 6th, 2018, as part of the Glad Clean-up the Capital event. Working with the City of Ottawa, the Lowertown Community Association, the Shepherds of Good Hope and the Salvation Army we are going to give the Market a massive spring scrub. Grab your brooms, buckets, gloves and smiles and meet us all at 9:00am at the Lowertown Brewery, 73 York St., for a big group photo and then make your w… Read more

The Urban Tulip Experience

April 11, 2018 12:00 am - to - May 21, 2018 12:00 am

Tiptoe through a garden of urban tulip art, promotions and activities created and curated by an annually appointed Featured Canadian Artist who also has had the distinction of creating this year’s Festival theme imagery – “A World of Tulips”. Culinary Tours Tiptoe Through a World of Tulips Art Tours Ottawa Word Mark – Tulip Photo Spot Taste of the ByWard Market Cooking like a chef – cooking class – edible flowers & herbs “Tiptoe Through the T… Read more

9 ways to have fun in the ByWard Market for March Break

March 13, 2018 12:00 am - to - March 16, 2018 12:00 am

Join us in the ByWard Market for great family fun! 1. Free Wagon Rides William Square, pedestrian area at York & William Streets Monday March 12 – Friday March 16, noon – 4 pm Weather permitting Take a tour through the ByWard Market neighbourhood by horse & wagon rides from Cundell Stables, the only horse stable in the downtown area! Compliments of the ByWard Market BIA. 2. Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present Wednesday, May 3, 20… Read more

Family Day in the ByWard Market – Yes we are open!

February 19, 2018 9:00 am - to - February 19, 2018 8:00 pm

Many ByWard Market businesses are open for Family Day, and will be ready and happy to serve you! Check with individual businesses for hours of operation to make sure your visit is the best it can be. Head over to William Square (on York Street between Byward Nut House and Tucker’s Marketplace Restaurant) from noon – 4 p.m. for complimentary wagon rides! Read more


February 2, 2018 12:00 am - to - February 19, 2018 8:00 pm

Come chill out at Ottawa’s only Outdoor Ice Bar, in the ByWard Market. 10ft bar made of crystal clear ice blocks, featuring seasonal cocktails & Kichesippi Beer (Craft Brewed in Ottawa). Enjoy maple taffy & roast marshmallows around our fire pits or warm up with hot chocolate, tea and coffee. A unique Canadian winter experience. Read more

Elsa at The Grand for Winterlude

February 4, 2018 1:00 pm - to - February 18, 2018 2:00 pm

Visit The Grand during Winterlude on Sunday Feb 4 & 18, from 1-2 pm!  Fire pits, maple taffy, hot chocolate, seasonal beverages & activities! & sample some local pop from @harveyandverns and *no outdoor food or beverages please  Full calendar here Read more

Chocolate Lover’s Tour | La randonnée des amoureux du chocolat

February 2, 2018 12:00 am - to - February 19, 2018 12:00 am

Adore chocolate? Let a C’est Bon Cooking guide take you through the ByWard Market and help you discover the many forms and tastes of chocolate. The tour highlights some of the best chocolate Ottawa offers, as well as visits to chocolate makers and vendors. Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons of Winterlude. 1.5 hours in duration. $49 + tax per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance via C’est Bon Cooking’s website at… Read more

Bonjour encore, Bal de Neige!

February 2, 2018 9:00 am - to - February 19, 2018 11:00 pm

Plaisirs d’hiver dans le marché By Venez à la capitale du Canada et venez vivre l’expérience du Bal de Neige avec vos amis et votre famille. Qu’il s’agisse de compétitions divertissantes, de rythmes qui vous font bouger, de délicieuses recettes lors de nos compétitions de cuisine, de sculptures de neige fantaisistes ou d’activités pour s’amuser en famille, le marché est l’endroit idéal pour célébrer le Bal de Neige comme jamais auparavant. Vous n… Read more

Hello Again, Winterlude!

February 2, 2018 9:00 am - to - February 19, 2018 11:00 pm

Winter Fun in the ByWard Market Come to Canada’s capital and experience Winterlude with friends and family. From entertaining competitions, beats that make you move, delicious cook-offs, whimsical snow sculptures, and tons of activities for family fun, the Market is the perfect place to celebrate Winterlude like never before. Can’t find a parking spot? Don’t worry! We’ve got a valet service right here in the Market to make your visit easy and str… Read more