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

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

Electrifying! Invigorating! Unifying!

February 1, 2019 7:00 pm The SubZero Electro DJ Nights kick-off is going to be a blast! ❄️Starting at 7 pm on Friday, one of Ottawa’s premier talents DJ KHAOS and fashion star Ève Salvail, aka Evalicious, will warm up the crowd before handing the turntables to DJ SHUB!!! ❄️At 9 pm, the godfather of PowWowStep – a clever mix of traditional Native American and contemporary electronic music – will sha… Read more

ByWard Market’s Crystal Garden | Reflets de glace du marché By

February 1, 2019 12:00 am - to - February 18, 2019 12:00 am

February 1 and 2, 9 am to 10:30 pm February 3, 9 am to 8 pm February 4 to 7, 12 pm to 8 pm February 8, 12 pm to 10 pm February 9, 10 am to 10 pm February 10, 10 am to 8 pm February 11 and 12, CLOSED February 13 and 14, 12 pm to 8 pm February 15, 12 pm to 10 pm February 16 and 17, 10 am to 10 pm February 18, 10 am to 6 pm Check out the Crystal Garden! Under the theme Cultural Treasures of the World, come admire dazzling masterpieces in this enchan… Read more

Chimes – Interactive Light & Sound Installation | Chimes – Installation lumineuse et sonore interactive

February 1, 2019 8:00 am - to - February 18, 2019 11:00 pm

February 1 to 18Open daily, 8 am to 11 pm and on Monday, February 18, 8 am to 5 pm Visitors are invited to activate this set of chimes comprising more than 30 illuminated tubes and eight loudspeakers, triggering a transformation of the space through sound and light. Chimes refers to the concept of chaos theory; a small action has a bigger impact on its environment. Inspired by the scientific concept of strange attractors, a random disorder is set… Read more

Winterlude Wanderlust Scavenger Hunt | Chasse au trésor à la découverte du Bal de Neige

February 1, 2019 12:00 am - to - February 18, 2019 12:00 am

February 1 to 18 Open daily, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on February 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. An exciting and prize-filled scavenger hunt that runs through the Winterlude’s festival grounds. The hunt will enlighten participants on everything related to Canada and winter, as well as provide fun and exploration for all ages. Du 1er au 18 février Ouvert tous les jours de 8 h à 23 h et le lundi 18 février, de 8 h à 17 h Une chasse aux trésors passionnante et r… Read more

2019 Accora Village Bed Race – on York Street in the ByWard Market!

February 16, 2019 11:00 am - to - February 16, 2019 2:30 pm

The annual Accora Village Bed Race for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is one of the highlights of Winterlude. 50 teams of 4 runners and one rider compete with modified and decorated beds for honours and prizes as the fastest bed, the best decorated bed and the best fund raisers. Put your team together for the race on February 16, 2019. This will be the 39th running of the Bed Race, and the 16th organized by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.… Read more